Supplementary chargesheet produced against Govt employee in DA case

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 8: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) produced supplementary charge-sheet against Showkat Ali, then Statistical Assistant, posted in Planning/ Housing & Urban Development Department, Civil Secretariat J&K, in Disproportionate Assets case
Supplementary charge sheet in case FIR No. 20/2007 P/S VOJ (now ACBJ) for commission of offence under Section 5 (1) (e) r/w 5(2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act and Sections 109/120-B/RPC, 12/14 Public Men & Public Servant Declaration of Assets and 3/4 Benami Act, was produced against Showket Ali, resident of Nangali, for raising assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune of Rs 44,48,078 in his name and in the name of his close friends/ relatives as benami properties.
During the investigation of another case registered vide FIR No. 27/2016 P/S VOJ (now ACB), few additional properties were detected raised by the accused Showkat Ali during the check period of case FIR No. 20/2007 P/S VOJ (now ACB). As such, permission from the court for conducting further investigation as mandated U/S 173 (8) CrPC was obtained.
During the course of further investigation, the properties of the accused included a Santro Car, bearing Registration No. JK02AD-1563 and Insurance Policies of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Ltd to the tune of Rs 2,59,000 on the name of his wife which too had found invested by the accused before July 2007. The record pertaining to both the properties/assets was obtained from the concerned Agencies/Units.
Supplementary charge sheet was presented against the accused Showkat Ali before the Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu for judicial determination. The next date of hearing in the case is fixed for 25.01.2021.