Corrupt officials property attached in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 10 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation (VO) has attached property of an Executive Engineer (EE) under prevention of Corruption Act, a VO spokesman said.
He said in the first ever case of attachment of property in a case of disproportionate assets obtained through corrupt practices by a public servant, the VO ordered attachment of two plots of land situated at Srinagar Development Authority Colony Bemina, acquired Mohmad Ramzan Nadaf, then Executive Engineer, Housing Board, Srinagar, Unit 1st.
He said the attached property was purchased by the accused officer in the name of his two wards who have no independent sources of income in the year 2005 at the cost of Rs 18.00 lakh.
Money for purchase of the plots had been transferred from the personal account of Nadaf and the attorney for the said property was obtained in the name of his two wards.
Under an amendment in the Prevention of Corruption Act made by the State Assembly recently providing for the attachment of property, the VO was given full powers to attach the property obtained by public servants through illegal ways and means, the spokesman said.
The attachment was ordered in terms of powers vested with Senior Superintendent of Police, Vigilance Organization, Kashmir U/S 8(b) J&K Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2006.
He said a case was registered against the accused engineer in July last year which was followed by search conducted by the VO in the residential house of Nadaf during which bank accounts, FDRs and LIC Policies worth Rs 1.00 crore were seized in addition to gold and cash. Documents of other movable and immovable property, which were also found during the searches.
The case is under investigation, he said.
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