Says Junior Engineer Had ‘3000%’ Transaction Disproportionate To His Income This Year
Srinagar, Oct 17 : Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday attached properties of former Chief Planning Officer Budgam and a Junior Engineer Housing Board Bemina Srinagar.
According to ACB, a Case FIR No. 18/2019 was registered in police station ACB Srinagar against Noor Mohammad Wani, the then Chief Planning Officer Budgam for accumulation of assets disproportionate to known source of income. During the investigation it was found that he has raised assets disproportionate to his known source of income, it said in a statement issued to GNS. He was later arrested by ACB and searches were conducted at his residence during which various incriminating documents related to the assets and other properties were seized, it said.
The land and building valued at 41 lakh have been attached by ACB in the case. “The market value of the asset in in crore.”
Meanwhile, the ACB said it has registered a Case (FIR No. 18/2020 ) in police station ACB Srinagar against one Tariq Ahmad Ganie, JE Housing Board Bemina Srinagar on the allegations that huge suspicious transactions have been made in his various bank accounts by the contractors (beneficiaries) which have been obtained by him in the form of gratification or consideration pertaining to the various works of the department.
“During the course of verification, it was revealed that (he) holds various accounts in different branches of J&K Bank. As per the salary statement provided by the Housing Board, from 1st January 2018 to 30th September, 2020, the accused JE has received a net payable amount of salary of Rs. 10,08,892, which stands deposited in his salary account(s). However, it was found that in the same period, an amount of approximately Rs. 3 Crore 30 lakhs was deposited in six accounts of JE through various transactions, which is disproportionate to his income (approx 3000%).”
The ACB probe also revealed that the amount was deposited in his account through various transactions made by some contractors which have been executing works of the Housing Board where the JE was posted, “thereby clearly indicating that the JE was receiving huge amounts as illegal gratification or consideration with respect to execution of works from these contractors.”
By acting in the manner, the ACB said, Tariq Ahmad Ganie has abused his official position and has obtained undue pecuniary advantage through illegal gratification from various contractors by way of various deposits accumulated in his bank accounts. “This act also tantamount to raising of disproportionate assets. Searches were also conducted at the residential house of accused at Chandrigam, Tral, Pulwama, where incriminating material was found,” it said, adding, “Three plots of land valued 29 lakh have been attached by ACB. The market value of the assets are in crores.”
The ACB said that investigations in both the cases is going on.