JAMMU: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar wing has rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by absconding ‘millionaire’ junior clerk of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department Pranav Gandotra, sources said, adding that the court had kept the decision on Pranav’s bail petition pending since September 4, 2018.
On July 25, 2018, the High Court had stayed the investigations into the FIR 21/2018 registered on Jul 20, 2018.
Soon after the stay on FIR 21/18 was vacated on August 6, 2018, Pranav went underground. Despite repeated summons from SVO, he didn’t even attend his office. Director FCS and CA Department also issued notices to the junior clerk who served as TSO Kerosene Oil in Jammu because of his close proximity with the then CAPD Minister
Soon after the registration of FIR on alleged Rs 80 lakh misappropriation case, the SVO teams on July 20, 2018 had also conducted raids at Pranav Gandotra’s offices at Satwari and Janipur, two residences at Channi Himmat and his two Palm Rivera flats at Akhnoor Road.
During the raids on his offices and residential premises, gold and silver ornaments weighing four kilograms and 11 kilograms respectively, luxury cars like Fortuner, Innova and i10 were recovered by the SVO raiding party. In addition, documents related ‘to several properties were also recovered
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