Income Rs 89,000; Assets Rs 3.40 crore

Ex-Minister Charge-Sheeted In Disproportionate Assets Case

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 3: After more than 23 years of investigation, Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation Monday presented charge-sheet against a former minister and MLA Reasi for allegedly acquiring assents disproportionate to his known source of income.
 As per the vigilance case the accused, Jagjeevan Lal hails from a modest background and has acquired huge assets during the period he remained minister and MLA Reasi.
 The verification conducted in the case has revealed that the assets acquired by the accused during the period when he was MLA and Minister amounts to Rs 3,54,096.48, the challan reads adding that the total income of the accused from all sources during this period has been worked out to the tune of Rs 89080.
 Lal was elected to the Legislative Assembly from Reasi in 1982 and remained Minister of State in Dr Farooq Abdullah led government. He, however, switched his loyalty to GM Shah and was inducted into cabinet in 1884. He again won election from Reasi in 1996 from Janta Dal ticket but soon switched over to National Conference.
 The Vigilance Organisation claimed that the investigation into the allegations against Lal has found that he was holding assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The challan was produced today in the Court of special Judge Anticorruption Jammu, which granted bail to the accused.
 As per the vigilance case it was alleged that cement for the construction of Charayra Panhal Canal was used for construction of the house of Jagjeevan Lal by the officers of the Irrigation Department. It was further alleged that he misused his official position as Minister and got road constructed up to his house in Tehsil Reasi through PWD which was of no use to the general public.
 “Verification established that substandard material was used for construction of the canal and cement was actually used for the construction of Minister’s house by the officers”, the Challan reads.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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