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ACB registers disproportionate assets case against former Excise Commr

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‘Properties worth crores detected during searches’

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu has registered disproportionate assets case against the former Excise Commissioner, Mohammad Javed Khan.

According to an ACB press release, case (FIR No. 04/2021) was registered in Police Station ACB Jammu against Khan on the basis of a preliminary enquiry. Khan, according to the ACB, has accumulated huge assets and properties  in  his  own name,  in the  name of  his wife  and  other  family members  within  J&K  and  outside J&K .

These assets also include immovable properties worth crores in Gurgaon, Haryana and movable properties in the shape of cars and other luxurious household items, costly electronics gadgets, jewellery, etc., the press release said.

It said the value of the assets found in possession of the then Excise Commissioner J&K, his family members, and the expenditure incurred by him is grossly disproportionate to his known sources of income which constitute offences punishable under Section 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006.

During the course of investigation, search warrants were obtained from the court, following which two search teams were dispatched to conduct searches at Gurugram and Noida (NCR Delhi). House search was also conducted at the present residence of the accused at Bathandi, Jammu.

The search teams found and seized incriminating documents relating to un-accounted for wealth/assets acquired by the accused by resorting to corrupt practices, ACB said, adding that further investigation of the case is going on.

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