JE booked on corruption charges

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 15: Anti-Corruption Bureau booked a Junior Engineer, posted at Sub Division Sunderbani on corruption charges and raided his residential premises as well the office from where cash and incriminating documents pertaining to various immovable properties acquired by accused public servant were seized.
A case FIR 40/2018, under section 5(1) (e) r/w 5 (2) of J&K P C Act Samvat 2006 has been registered against the accused JE, namely Ramesh Chander son of Patti Ram of Jawahar Nagar, Rajouri.
The instant case was registered on the basis of a written complaint lodged in Vigilance Organization, upon which a secret verification was conducted into the allegations that said JE has acquired huge assets disproportionate to his known source of income by resorting to corrupt and illegal practices and by abuse of his official position.
During the course of secret verification, it was found that the suspect had acquired various moveable and immoveable properties i.e. three storey fully furnished house with modern facilities and costly articles at Rajouri, other immoveable properties in the form of land, plot, shops, Brick Kiln etc at Rajouri and also moveable properties like Tipper, cars, JCB etc. It also came to fore that he has invested money in various accounts, insurance policies etc. It was also found that most of these properties/assets have been raised by the suspect official out of the ill gotten money obtained by him by abuse and misuse of his official position as public servant.
On the prima-facie establishment of allegations, Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu registered a formal case and also conducted simultaneous raids with the help of local police / Magistrates at the residential premises and office of accused person in District Rajouri in presence of independent witnesses. During the process, incriminating documents including cash and documents pertaining to various immovable properties acquired by accused public servant, other documents regarding purchase of Tipper, JCB, Brick Kiln, large number of bank accounts, Insurance Policies, other official records/bills etc have been recovered from the residential house in Rajouri.
Detailed and in-depth scrutiny of the seized record will be carried out during further course of investigation by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu.


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