J&K ACB registers Case against Retd Engineer

FEB 04: The Anti-Corruption Bureau today registered cases against a retired engineer for accumulating assets in the shape of immovable and movable properties.

The ACB in a statement said that a case (FIR No. 01/2021) has been registered in Police Station ACB Baramulla against Mohammad Shafi Dar, the then AEE R&B Kupwara (now retired) under Section 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act. Svt. 2006.

“The instant case was registered based on a verification to look into the allegations of raising assets disproportionate to known sources of income of Mohammad Shafi Dar, the then AEE R&B Kupwara,” it said.

The ACB said that the officer has accumulated huge assets in his name and in the name of other family members “which includes immovable properties worth crores in Srinagar, Sopore and Bandipora and movable properties in the shape of cars and other luxurious household items.”

It said that the value of the assets found in possession of public servant and his family members and the expenditure incurred by him “is grossly disproportionate to his known sources of income which constitute offences punishable u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006. During the investigation, search warrants were obtained from the Court.”

The ACB said that searches in this regard were conducted at Bandipora and Srinagar.
“The search teams found and seized incriminating documents relating to un-accounted wealth/assets acquired by the accused by resorting to corrupt practices,” ACB said in the statement.