Srinagar, Feb 25 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation (VO) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against Abdul Rahim Shah, Scientific Assistant in the Directorate of Environment, Ecology and Remote Sensing for possession of property disproportionate to his known sources of income.
A VO spokesman said officials conducted search of his residential premises situated at Lalded Colony, Rawalpora, which has revealed that the official was in possession of movable and immovable property worth over Rs 1.5 crore.
He said during the investigation of the case filed under FIR number 6/2008 P/S VOK U/S 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) P.C Act it was established that Shah, who actually hails from Maheshpora, Kellar Pulwama, had by misuse of his official position and indulging in corrupt practices, acquired property disproportionate to his visible sources of income in the shape of a three storied house constructed on a piece of land measuring 4 kanals at posh Lalded Colony, Rawalpora Srinagar.
The official was also reported to have purchased a large chunk of land and had also purchased a car.
He was also in possession of moveable assets in the shape of bank balance.
The property acquired by the official is highly disproportionate to his known sources of income.
During the search, documents with regard to various bank accounts have also been recovered and the balance in each account is being ascertained from the concerned bank branches, he said.
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