STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau on Thursday attached the properties worth crores belonging to Kuldeep Khajuria, the then Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jammu and Chairman BOCA and Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi, the then Block Manager in J&K State Forest Corporation.Based on the verification conducted by ACB, FIR 3/20 under section 13(1) (b) r/w 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was registered against Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi, son of Abdul Majid Bakshi, resident of Khankah-i-Moula Sopore at present Shams Abad Bemina Srinagar (Block Manager in J&K State Forest Corporation).He has accumulated huge immovable properties, highly disproportionate to his known sources of income. The searches were conducted simultaneously in Srinagar and Jammu by the teams of ACB in pursuance to the warrants obtained from Court of Special Judge Baramulla.During searches various incriminating documents were recovered leading to several properties of the accused. The life style of the accused officer was also found quite lavish and incommensurate with his status as a public servant and income thereof. Later, Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi was arrested by ACB sleuths. Nine Kanal land at Pattan, Baramulla worth 87 Lakh and seven Marlas plot with structure costing Rs. 20 Lakh was attached by Anti Corruption Bureau.Kuldeep Khajuria, the then Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jammu/ Chairman BOCA was accused of acquiring huge properties and assets both movable and immovable worth crores of rupees in his name and in the name of his family members.The assets and properties were raised by him during his service period by resorting to illegal and corrupt practices which are disproportionate to his known sources of income. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused Kuldeep Khajuria retired as Secretary from Government Service in December, 2016.The properties were found to have been acquired by him during his service period since between 1984 to 2016. Kuldeep Khajuria 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. Thus in consequence of his indulgement in corrupt and illegal practices, the officer 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, FIR 27/19 was registered against him. Three flats and other properties worth over Rs 1.5 Crore were attached by ACB. Further investigations in both the cases is going on.
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