Asset worth Crores detected. Searches conducted at Delhi, Chandigarh and Haryana.
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JAMMU: In pursuance of investigation of case FIR No. 26/2019 P/S ACB Jammu under section 5(1) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC search was conducted in the residential house of accused Kuldeep Khajuria former Municipal Commissioner Jammu / Chairman BOCA at House No. 214 Sec. 1, Ext. Adrash Enclave Trikuta Nagar, Jammu various incriminating documents were recovered from the said house.
2. On scrutiny of these documents it was revealed that the accused Kuldeep Khajuria has acquired huge properties / assets both movable and immovable worth crores of rupees in his name and in the name of his family members which includes: (i) Three storeyed palatial house at Adarsh Enclave Trikuta Nagar Jammu, (ii) flat at Hyde Park Estate DLF Chandigarh, (iii) flat at Golden Palm at Noida, (iv) flat at Vardhman Springdale at Sector No. 03 Dharuhera Haryana, (v) Land measuring 02 kanals, 17 marlas at Chowadhi, Jammu, (vi) Plot measuring 48’X80’ bearing khasra No.256 situated at JDA colony Trikuta Nagar Jammu, (vii) Land measuring 13 kanals and 11 marlas at Rakh Bhagla Tehsil Samba, (viii) Land measuring 10 marlas in Sainik colony Jammu, (ix) 50 ½ tolas golden ornaments, (x) partnership in M/S Kashmir Bottles situated at SIDCO Growth Industrial Samba, (xi) share in the partnership in National Marketing Corporation, (xii) 50% share Partnership in M/S Moonlight Bar and Restaurant situated at Bus Stand Bari Brahmana, (xiii) Manufacturing industrial unit of corrugated Boxes, (xiv) Unit M/S Bhaskar lights at SIDCO Birpur, Samba, (xv) Lent interest free loan of 20 lacs to Bal Krishan S/O Om Parkash R/O Talli Morh, New Plot Jammu, (xvi) Restaurant at Channi Himmat Jammu and (xvii) FDR’s amounting to Rs. 40 lakh.
3. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused Kuldeep Khajuria retired as Secretary from Govt. Service in December, 2016. The properties were found to have been acquired by him during his service period since between1984 & 2016. He remained on various lucrative posts viz (a) Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, (b) Special Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, (c) Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Jammu, (d) Vice Chairman, JDA, (e) Director Urban Local Bodies, Jammu and (f) Secretary, RDD. The assets/properties have been raised by him during his service period by resorting to illegal and corrupt practices which are disproportionate to his known sources of income.
4. Thus in consequence of his indulgement in corrupt and illegal practices, the officer has acquired huge assets, both movable and immovable by investing proceeds of his ill-gotten money in such properties/assets. The facts related to disproportionate assets of the accused disclose commission of criminal misconduct under section 13(1) (b) r/w section 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. Consequently, a case FIR No. 27/2019 has been registered in P/S Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu against Kuldeep Khajuria former Municipal Commissioner Jammu / Chairman BOCA at House No. 214 Sec. 1, Ext. Adrash Enclave Trikuta Nagar, Jammu in P/S Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu.
5. Subsequently, seven (07) teams of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu conducted searches at (07) locations including three properties outside the UT of J&K belonging to accused Kuldeep Khajuria and his family members viz (i) Flat in Golden Palm, Noida, (ii) Flat in DLF Hyde Park Estate IF, New Chandigarh Mullanpur, PA, Punjab (iii) Falt No. H-601, 6th Floor, Tower-H, Vardhman Springdale, Sec No. 3, Dharuhera, Haryana, (iv) M/S Moon Light Bar and Restaurant, Bus Stand, Bari Brahmana, (v) M/S Kashmir Bottles, SIDCO, Industrial Growth Centre, Samba, (vi) M/S Bhaskar Lights, SIDCO, Birpur, Chowk, Bari Brahmana and (vii) Factory Café, Opposite Wine Shop, Channi Himmat, Jammu . During the course of searches ACB teams found incriminating documents relating to acquisition of assets/properties out of his ill-gotten money.
Further investigation of case is going on.
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