ACB books FCS&CA employee in DA case, conducts searches

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 5: Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered Disproportionate Asset case against Rakesh Kumar Pargal, the then Chief Supervisor, FCI Godown, Udhampur and former Incharge Vigilance Squad in Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
Besides registration of the case, Anti-Corruption Bureau also conducted searches at three different locations, all possessed by the accused Rakesh Kumar Pargal, son of Late Kanshi Ram Pargal, resident of W. No. 13, House No. 170, Hospital Road, Udhampur and detected properties worth crores of rupees.
Before registration of the case, preliminary enquiry was conducted by ACB to verify the facts that Rakesh Kumar Pargal, by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices, has amassed huge assets worth crores of rupees in the form of immovable/moveable properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.
During preliminary enquiry, it was found that official has raised assets several times higher than the genuine income earned by the official from the service period.
The accused Government official owns six shops, a house, a show room, one plot measuring approximately 19 Marlas, one Kanal and 17 marlas of land at village Battal Ballian, Udhampur, an Innova Car, Royal Enfield Motor Cycle, Tata Ace Zip, Vespa Scooty, jewellery etc and a palatial duplex house at Badali, Udhampur having approximate cost in crores of rupees.
Besides these, he is also in possession of Insurance policies and bank deposits in his name and in the name of his family members. The assets found in the possession of suspect during preliminary enquiry are apparently disproportionate to the known sources of income of Rakesh Kumar Pargal, Jr Assistant in Food Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Department.
These facts came into light during preliminary enquiry, constituting offences punishable under section 5 (1) (e) r/w 5 (2) JKPC Act 2006 against Rakesh Kumar Pargal, Jr Assistant in Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Department, Udhampur.
After registration of case FIR No. 01/2020, search warrants were taken from the Anti Corruption Court, Udhampur and in compliance to the order, three different teams were constituted and searches were conducted at the accused official’s residential house at Ward No. 13, H.No 170, Hospital Road, Udhampur, residential House at Badali near Allah Ditta School, Udhampur and M/s Feeling Farms and Dogri Haveli at Battal Ballian, Udhampur.
During the search, 285 gms gold, incriminating material and documents were seized as evidence. Scrutiny of record is being conducted. Some accounts/lockers were also freezed after being found suspicious.
Pertinent to mention that FIR No 06/2009 was already registered against the said official in Anti-Corruption Bureau and in one case, challan has been produced in the court. Further investigation into the case is going on.