JAMMU, Feb 27: Special Judge Anticorruption Jammu Sanjeev Gupta today granted five days police remand of Kewal Sharma, former PRO to former Deputy Chief Minister in Disproportionate Assets case.
The accused was produced in custody by DySP Vigilance Organization Jammu H L Pandita seeking further remand in case FIR No. 32/2015 for the offence under Section 5(1) (e) read with Section 5(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006.
“The accused despite prolonged questioning is not cooperating with regard to the investment of huge amount of money besides bank accounts opened in different banks from where large amount of money has been withdrawn in order to purchase moveable and immovable properties through on line transaction”, the IO said.
After perusal of the CD file, Special Judge Anticorruption Court remanded Kewal Sharma to police custody for a period of five days.
The court also granted three days police custody of TSO Shabir Ahmed Magrey, who was arrested in case FIR No. 24/2012 for committing the offenses under Prevention of Corruption Act.
Earlier, the IO submitted in the remand application that despite serving of questionnaire the accused has not disclosed source of huge transactions worth Rs 20 lakh. “To unearth the source of amount and other immovable property including benami which are disproportionate to his known source of income, the custodial interrogation of the accused is required”, the IO said.