ACB arrests Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi on corruption charges

ACB arrests Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi on corruption charges

Srinagar 15 October (KNB):  Anti Corruption Bureau attached the properties worth crores belonging to Kuldeep Khajuria, the then Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jammu/ Chairman BOCA and Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi, the then Block Manager in J&K State Forest Corporation.

ACB has verified the charges under, FIR No. 03/2020 u/s 13(1) (b) r/w 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, case was registered against Parvaiz Ahmad Bakshi S/o Abdul Majid Bakshi R/o Khankah-i-Moula Sopore A/P Shams Abad Bemina Srinagar (Block Manager in J&K State Forest Corporation)

In a statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau (KNB), it said: “He accumulated huge immovable properties, highly disproportionate to his known sources of income.”

Adding that searches were conducted simultaneously in Srinagar & Jammu by the teams of ACB in pursuance to the warrants obtained from Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Baramulla. 

The searches revealed that various incriminating documents were recovered leading to several properties of the accused. 

Further stating that the life style of the accused officer was also found quite lavish and incommensurate with his status as a public servant and income. 

“9 Kanal land at Pattan, Baramulla worth 87 Lakh and 07 Marlas plot with structure costing Rs. 20 Lakh was attached by Anti Corruption Bureau,” it mentioned.

It further stated that Kuldeep Khajuria, the then Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jammu/ Chairman BOCA was accused of acquiring huge properties/ assets both movable and immovable worth crores of rupees in his name and in the name of his family members. 

It stated, “ACB has attached, 03 flats and other properties worth more than 1.5 Crore”.

The statement further revealed that he raised the assets/properties during his service period by resorting to illegal and corrupt practices, which are disproportionate to his known sources of income.  

“The properties (of Khajuria) were found to have been acquired by him during his service period since between 1984 to 2016. He remained on various lucrative posts viz (a) Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, (b) Special Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, (c) Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Jammu, (d) Vice Chairman, JDA, (e) Director Urban Local Bodies, Jammu and (f) Secretary, RDD,” it said. 

Adding, “Thus in consequence of his indulgement in corrupt and illegal practices, the officer acquired huge assets, both movable and immovable by investing proceeds of his ill-gotten money in such properties/assets. The facts related to disproportionate assets of the accused disclose commission of criminal misconduct under section 13(1) (b) r/w section 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988. Consequently, a case FIR No. 27/2019 was registered against him.”

“Further investigations in both the cases is going on,” it stated. (KNB)

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