Saturday, October 23, 2021

Disproportionate assets case: ACB produces charge sheet against former AEE Jammu

Srinagar: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Wednesday produced charge sheet against Nazir Ahmed Chowdhary, then Assistant Executive Engineer, TLCD-1, Panama Chowk Jammu in disproportionate assets case.

According to a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), ACB Jammu produced charge sheet in a case under FIR number 14/2007 P/S VOJ (now ACB-Jammu) under section 5 (1) (e) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 against Nazir Ahmed Chowdhary, son of Fakir Din of 679-C Maloofa Complex, Sainik Colony, Jammu for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income acquired in his own name as well as in the name of his family members as “benami” properties.

The instant case was registered on the outcome of verification, which revealed that Nazir Ahmed Chowdhary by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. The accused Nazir Ahmed was Assistant Executive Engineer, TLCD-1, Panama Chowk, Jammu, the statement said.

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During the course of investigation, it was established that during the check period w.e.f. 1st August 1980 (joining of service) to 30-05-2007, the accused Nazir Ahmed by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices acquired a number of assets both moveable and immovable including (i) A palatial building at Maloofa Complex Sainik Colony, Jammu comprising of three blocks raised over five plots of land purchased on lease basis from Sainik House Co-operative Society in the name of his wife Jamila Choudhary and his two sons Muhammad Nair and Muhammad Shahbaz, (ii) land measuring 10 kanals 06 marls situated at Chowadhi purchased in the name of his sons and (iii) two cars.

During the investigation, it also transpired that accused public servant had 16 numbers of bank accounts with huge deposits in his own name and in the name of his family members.

After receiving Govt. Sanction for launching prosecution and vacation of stay by the High Court J&K, Jammu on 23-08-2021, the charge sheet was presented of instant case FIR for commission of offence under section 5 (1) (e) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 against Nazir Ahmed Chowdhary, then Assistant Executive Engineer, TLCD-1, Panama Chowk Jammu was presented today before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu for judicial determination.

The statement said that the next date of hearing in the instant case has been fixed for 11-10-2021 for further proceedings—(KNO)

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