ACB detects disproportionate property worth crores from revenue officer

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Srinagar :Anti-Corruption Bureau carried searches at the residence of a revenue officer and detected property worth crores of rupees disproportionate to his income.

In a press release here, the ACB said that a case under FIR No (25/2020) was registered in police station ACB Srinagar against Abdul Rashid Malla, Naib Tehsildar, Rawalpora Srinagar for acquiring huge assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

“The instant case was registered on the basis of a verification conducted by ACB Srinagar into the allegations that (the officer) is in possession of huge assets in the shape of Shopping complex, palatial house etc,” it said.

The ACB gave details of properties acquired by him in his name, as well as in the name of his relatives with effect from 2008 up to 2019. The properties include four shops and land near Grid Station Chadoora Budgam; Shopping Complex at Doyen Chadoora; “Huge Palatial House” at Hassipora Chadoora; “Huge House” near Imam Bada Chadoora; “Huge Palatial” House at Rawalpora; “Big patch” of land at Dawlatpora Chadoora and land with structure at Hassipora Chadoora.

“During verification, it was further established that the suspect has received a salary of around Rs 45,00,000 with effect from year 2008 upto 2019 and the properties acquired by (him) in the period are worth crores of rupees which is totally disproportionate to his known sources of income”.

It said the omissions and commissions on behalf of the suspect invokes the provisions of section 5(1) (e) of J-K PC Act Svt; 2006.

Accordingly it said the was registered against him under section 5(1) (e) r/w 5(2) of PC Act Svt. 2006.

“Anti Corruption Bureau conducted searches in the houses of Abdul Rashid Malla at Chadoora and Rawalpora Budgam. During searches, some incriminating documents pertaining to the case were recovered/ seized,” it said in the press release, adding, “Further Investigation of case is going on.” (GNS)

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