ACB registers disproportionate assets case against retired IAS officer

Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)

Jammu: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Jammu on Tuesday said that it has registered a case against a retired IAS officer from Jammu division for allegedly accumulating huge assets within and outside Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), ACB has registered a case under FIR number 04/2021 in Police Station ACB Jammu against Muhammad Javed Khan then Excise Commissioner, J&K, son of Late Muhammad Yousaf Khan of H. No. 4, Mirza Lane opposite Macca Masjid Bathandi.

“The instant case was registered on the basis of a preliminary enquiry that the suspect officer has accumulated huge assets in the shape of immoveable/movable properties in his own name, in the name of his wife and other family members within J&K and outside J&K which includes immovable properties worth crores in Gurgaon, Haryana and movable properties in the shape of cars and other luxurious household items, costly electronics gadgets, jewellery etc,” the statement said.

It added that the value of the assets found in possession of public servant namely Muhammad Javed Khan, son of Late Muhammad Yousaf Khan, then Excise Commissioner, J&K/ his family members and the expenditure incurred by him is grossly disproportionate to his known sources of income which constitute offences punishable u/s 5(1)(e) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006.

“During the course of investigation, search warrants were obtained from the Hon’ble Court. In compliance to the warrants issued by the Court, two search teams were dispatched to conduct the searches at Gurugram and Noida (NCR Delhi). House search was also conducted at the present residence of the accused Mohd Javed Khan at Bathandi, Jammu,” he said.

The statement said that the search teams found and seized incriminating documents relating to un-accounted for wealth/assets acquired by the accused by resorting to corrupt practices, adding that further investigation of the case is going on—(KNO)