ACB books ex-RO, searches houses

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 26: Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu and Kashmir has registered case against Altaf Hussain Shah S/o Gander Shah, a resident of Dacchan presently residing at Akhyarabad Kishtwar, the then Range Officer Forest Division, Kishtwar in a case for accumulating huge moveable / immovable assets quite disproportionate to his known legal sources of income.
Accordingly, case was registered against him in Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau Doda and investigation was taken-up. The cognizance into the matter has been taken on the basis of a verification which revealed that the suspect is in possession of a double storey house at Suid, Dacchan.
He had constructed two more houses i.e one three storeyed house in Akhyarabad Kishtwar near bus stand and another double storey house at Jalalabad, Sunjwan in Jammu.
It further surfaced during verification that suspect officer alongwith his son namely Imtizaj-ul-Hussain were convicted in BOPEE case registered by Crime Branch Kishmir having paid an amount of Rs 22,00,000 as illegal gratification for managing a seat illegally through BOPEEs entrance examination for admission of his son in MBBS.
Further, the suspect also purchased a Santro Car, a Motor Cycle as well as a Scooty. The expenditure incurred by him in acquiring these assets and the balance amount of his bank accounts were found much more than the legitimate income, earned by him from all known sources of income during his service period i.e with effect from 1980 to Feberaury 2013, as such, the assets so found in possession of Altaf Hussain Shah are disproportionate to his known sources of income.
After obtaining search warrant from the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Doda, teams were constituted and deputed to conduct house search of the accused public servant at Suid Dacchan Kishtwar, Akhyarabad Kishtwar and Jalalabad, Sunjwan Jammu respectively. During search, incriminating documents, cheques and pass books related to the case were seized.
Investigation of the case is going on.