Fallout of Dy SP Davinder Singh’s arrest
JAMMU: In a significant development in the backdrop
of sensational arrest of Dy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh for
ferrying terrorists out of the Valley, the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of
Rajasthan Police is summoning J&K Cadre IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan,
presently Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority, for interrogation in fake
arms license scandal.
Ranjan is also holding additional charge of Chief Executive Officer,
Metropolitan Regulatory Authority, Jammu (Additional Charge Managing Director,
Chief Executive Officer Mass Rapid Transit Corporation, Jammu and Srinagar
Metro Rail Transport Corporation).
to a prominent vernacular national daily, the ATS Rajasthan is formally writing
to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam and Director General of
Police Dilbag Singh.
General Administration Department Dr Farooq Ahmed Lone, when contacted told
STATE TIMES that the summons have not been received by his office till this
a senior police officer told STATE TIMES, on the condition of anonymity that
Rajeev Ranjan could be arrested anytime for his alleged involvement in the arms
licence scam. The Centre and the J&K administration has become sensitive to
reports of officials involving in terror related incidents following the
massive countrywide outrage on the involvement of Dy SP Davinder in providing
safe haven to terrorists.
TIMES had exclusively covered the licence scam, involving Rajeev Ranjan and his
brother Kumar Jyoti Ranjan, on July 11, 2018 under caption “Ex-DC Jammu’s
brother arrested in illegal arms, fake licences scam”.
to the vernacular daily, the issue to summon Rajeev Rajan has been discussed
with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and ATS Director General Anil
newspaper has reported that the ATS had cracked the nation-wide scam in 2017.
The ATS had revealed that 5000 licences had been issued in Jammu and Kashmir
and Nagaland. The kingpin of the scam was Mohammed Usman of Ajmer.
is reported to have got fake licences prepared in a large scale in Jammu and
Kashmir through Kumar Jyoti Ranjan, the brother of IAS officer Rajeev Ranjan”,
the newspaper reported, adding that these licences had been got issued when
Rajeev was posted as Deputy Commissioner in sensitive border district of
Kupwara. As per the newspaper, Usman had deposited Rs 42 lakh in installments
in the bank account of Kumar Rajeev Ranjan. Usman and his son, Zuber had also
met Rajeev Ranjan twice and they were introduced to several officers of the
Jammu and Kashmir Government, through whose good offices these licences had
Rajasthan ATS had code named this as Operation Zubeda after getting reports of
the country wide racket of fake licences. Under the operation, the licences had
been issued to 5,000 people in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Haryana and
Rajasthan. These licences had been issued from various districts of Jammu and
Kashmir and Nagaland with the active nexus of officials.
year, Rajasthan Home Department had written to the State CID to undertake a
thorough probe into the scam, the newspaper reported.
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