JAMMU, Dec 28: Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption, Jammu today convicted Janak Singh, the then Tehsildar Recovery Jammu, in Disproportionate Assets case with respect to Prevention of Corruption Act, acquiring assets without information to Government and on account of acquisition of Benami assets.
Special Judge, Anti-Corruption, Jammu, Ritesh Dubey convicted Janak Singh in case FIR number 4/2008 P/S VOJ (now ACB Jammu) and awarded him simple imprisonment for three years.
The court awarded punishment under Sections 5(1)(e) read with 5(2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt.2006 and 109/120-B of Ranbir Penal Code, Sections 12, 14 of Public Men & Public Servants Declaration of Assets Act and Sections 3 of J&K Benami Transactions(Prohibition) Act,2010 for commission of offences punishable under Sections 5(1)(e), read with 5(2) J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, Svt 2006 for 3 years simple imprisonment and 1 year simple imprisonment for offences under Sections 12, 14 of Public Men & Public Servants Declaration of Assets Act and 2 years simple imprisonment for commission of offences under Section 3 of Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 2010.
The instant case was registered on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations that the convict had raised assets disproportionate to his known sources of income in the name of his family members and friends by indulging in corrupt practices during his service career.
The verification found that the accused constructed a double storey residential house on a piece of land measuring more than 02 kanals at Shastri Nagar, Jammu and has established a Petrol Pump namely Shankar Filling Station at Greater Kailash Jammu in the name of his family members. The said Janak Singh, son of Shankar Singh, resident of Extn-1, Shastri Nagar Jammu, was found to have resorted to acquisition of moveable and immovable properties including land etc in his name and in the name of his close relations in order to conceal his money.
Accordingly case FIR number 4/2008 P/S VOJ (now ACB-J) under section 5 (1) (e) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act Svt 2006 and Sections 109 and 120-B RPC, Section 12/2014 Public Men and Public Servant Declaration of Assets Act and Section (3) of J&K Benami transactions (Prohibition) Act, 2010 was registered.
Prosecution in this case was conducted by Irshad Ahmed Sheikh, Addl. Public Prosecutor, Court of Spl Judge Anti-Corruption, Jammu.