2 ‘Crorepati’ officers of JKP under MHA scanner

Vishal Sharma

Two top ranking police officers of Jammu and Kashmir police have bank accounts in Standard Chartered Banks where they have parked more than Rupees 15 crore.

Interestingly these accounts are on their names but with the local address of Punjab, where the fact is that they are residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said that this has come to the notice of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) which has sought details from the bank besides checking up with the income tax department whether they have paid the tax for this huge income.

Sources further said that the two officers are living in government accommodation in Jammu and Kashmir and have shown that they have neither land nor any other property in Jammu and Kashmir. The duo police officers are presently holding the charge of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Jammu and Kashmir and have spent their initial tenure at critical but important places during the peak militancy from where they gained maximum popularity and fame.

Also both of them have not cleared the source to the bank from where they generated such a huge income, though the highly played sources disclosed that the income was generated by the illegitimate sale of land occupied and encroached by the duo at several places.

Sources maintained that instead of depositing the said income here in state, both deposited it into the Standard Chartered Bank secretly and the accounts in which the money was deposited are being operational on their real names and bogus addresses since the year 1994 when the duo were posted as Station House Officer (SHO) in Special Operation Group (SOG).

“Both have created account on their real names which is quite strange as mostly government employees with an intension to hide money use to open accounts on the name of their relatives, wife, junior officers and even servants also. But the bogus address proofs with a third police officers property papers given by both to the bank has cleared their intensions” sources added.

To maintain complete secrecy of their misdeeds both never provided information regarding their profession to the bank but they come under the scanner of MHA after receiving of an anonymous compliant regarding their secret bank accounts overcrowded with money by MHA after which immediate inquiry was initiated by with regular follow ups in which both were found culpable.

If sources are to be believed the MHA till yet has not informed the Jammu and Kashmir government regarding the issue owing to the risk of any possible foul play with the facts or existing bank accounts as prior to this MHA couple of times have noticed similar cases of Jammu and Kashmir officials which were later manipulated.


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