SVO arrests proclaimed offender
Srinagar, Aug 25: The State Vigilance organization has arrested a proclaimed offender, Vivek Dougall son of Late Bal Raj Dougall of Neib Sarai, New Delhi on August 22 from model town area of North Delhi.
According to an official communiqué, the accused Vivek Dougall was involved in FIR No. 05/2009 and FIR NO. 27/2009 of P/S Vigilance organization Kashmir.
During investigation it was found that the accused Vivek Dougall (consultant) in league with some officers of J&K Handicrafts Corporation had misappropriated about Rs 2 crore, sanctioned/released by the office of Development Commissioner, Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi for participation of the Corporation in International exhibitions at Dubai, New York, Atlanta and California, the communiqué said.
The investigation revealed that J&K Handicrafts Corporation had not participated in the aforesaid exhibitions and the amount shown to have spent on these exhibitions, had been drawn against fake bills/vouchers by the accused Vivek Dougall and the officers of Handicrafts Corporation under a conspired plan, it added.
The accused Vivek Dougall was served with several notices under section 160 Cr. P.C, but he did not appear before the investigating officers and was evading his arrest for the last about one year, it added.
The Vigilance said, on July 07, warrant of arrest was issued against him by the Court of additional sessions Judge, anti-corruption, Kashmir. “After having knowledge of the warrant, the accused locked his apartment and fled away to some unknown destination along with his family. The accused in order to evade arrest, filed on application before the High Court at New Delhi through his counsel for an anticipatory bail, which was denied by the High Court and application was subsequently withdrawn by his cousin.”
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