Raids conducted at his house, office
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: A Junior Engineer (JE) of Public Health and Engineering Department has been booked by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.
An official spokesman of the department said that the JE namely Ramesh Chander, son of Patti Ram, resident of Jawahar Nagar, Rajouri, who was posted as Junior Engineer at Sub Division Sunderbani was booked on corruption charges by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau.
He said that action was initiated on the basis of a written complaint, upon which a secret verification was conducted into the allegations that accused JE has acquired huge assets disproportionate to his known source of income by resorting to corrupt and illegal practices and by abuse of his official position.
“During the course of verification, it was found that the suspect had acquired various moveable and immoveable properties comprising three storey fully furnished house with modern facilities and costly articles at Rajouri, other immoveable properties in the form of land, plots, shops, brick kiln etc at Rajouri and also moveable properties like tippers, cars, JCB, etc,” added the spokesman.
He further said that it also came to fore that the accused JE had also invested in various companies, insurance policies and the assets were raised out of the ill gotten money obtained by him by abuse and misuse of his official position as a public servant.
“A case was registered and also simultaneous raids were conducted with the help of local police, magistrates at the residential premises and office of accused person in the district in presence of independent witnesses,” the spokesman said, adding that incriminating documents including cash and documents pertaining to various immovable properties acquired by accused public servant, official records, bills etc have been recovered from his residential house.
“Detailed scrutiny of the seized record will be carried out during further course of investigation by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu,” he said.
FIR 40/18 under Section 5(1) (e) read with 5 (2) of J&K P C Act Samvat 2006 has been registered in the instant case.
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