ACB produces charge-sheet against employee in disproportionate assets case

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday produced a supplementary charge-sheet against section officer Showkat Ali in a disproportionate case.

A spokesman of the ACB said chargesheet has been filed against Showkat, then Statistical Assistant, posted in Planning, Housing & Urban Development Department, Civil Secretariat, J&K in disproportionate assets case. Supplementary Charge Sheet in case for commission of offence U/s 5 Act Samvat 2006 and sections 109/120-B/RPC, 12/14 Public Men & Public Servant Declaration of Assets and 3/4 Benami Act was produced against Showkat presently Section Officer for raising assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune of Rs 44,48,078 in his name and in the name of his close friends and relatives as benami properties.

During the investigation of another case registered vide FIR No. 27/2016 P/S VOJ (now ACB) few additional properties were detected/raised by the accused Showkat during the check period of case FIR No. 20/2007 P/S VOJ (now ACB). As such permission from the Court for conducting further investigation as mandated U/S 173 (8) CrPC was obtained.