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JAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday attached the properties worth crores belonging to Rakesh Kumar Pargal, the then Chief Supervisor, FCI Godown, Udhampur and former Incharge Vigilance Squad in Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs. This is in addition to earlier attachment by ACB of Dogri Haveli, Udhampur.
On the basis of a preliminary enquiry it was established that Rakesh Kumar Pargal, Chief Supervisor, FCI Godown, CA&PD Udhampur and Incharge Vigilance Squad in Food Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Department, by indulging in corrupt and illegal practices, has amassed huge assets worth crores of rupees in the form of immovable and moveable properties disproportionate to his known sources of income.During preliminary enquiry, it was found that Pargal raised assets several times higher than the genuine income (salary) earned by the official during the service period.During enquiry, it surfaced that Rakesh Kumar Pargal amassed huge assets worth crores of rupees in his own name, in the name of his family members and others. Accordingly FIR (1/20) was registered against him at ACB Udhampur.After registration of FIR, searches were conducted during which 285 gms gold, incriminating material, documents were seized. Some accounts/lockers were also freezed after being found suspicious. Rakesh Pargal is also involved in FIR (1/20) at ACB Doda regarding misappropriation of Rs.260 Crores on account of cost of wheat grains, transportation charges, labour charges, grinding charges drawn on the basis of fictitious and false bills. He was also arrested by ACB in this case.It is pertinent to mention here that Pargal was initially appointed as daily wager in September, 1984 in the office of Teshil Supply Officer (TSO) Chenani and remained posted in AD office Udhampur, as Chief Supervisor (FCS&CA) Deptt) FCI Godown Udhampur.Pargal remained under suspension with effect from June 26, 2009 to September 19, 2012 (Attached with Directorate Office Jammu) for his involvement in FIR (6/2009) under sections 109, 409, 468, 471 RPC r/w sec 5(1) (c ), 5 (1) (D), 5(2) JK PC Act Svt. 2006 P/S VOJ now ACB which is still under trial in the Court of Special Judge, Anti-Corruption Udhampur.In 2009, after the registration of formal case under Anti-Corruption law and his suspension from government service, Pargal was posted in Enforcement squad and Vigilance squad of CAPD Department, which indicate his deep nexus with other accused officials and private persons.During the course of investigation it has been found that the accused Rakesh Kumar Pargal by indulging in corrupt and illegal activities has raised commercial building namely Feeling Farm Banquet Hall worth crores of rupees on land measuring 07 Kanals and 05 marlas registered on the name of Amit Mahajan and Sumit Mahajan, both sons of Kasturi Lal Mahajan, residents of 51 B/C Gandhi Nagar and three-storey residential building worth crores at Rakh Badali, Devika Vihar Colony Udhampur purchased by Amit Mahajan and Sumit Mahajan, Veena Mahajan, wife of Kasturi Lal Mahajan and Late Kasturi Lal Mahajan, son of Sardari Lal Mahajan, from J&K Cooperative Housing Corporation Ltd Jammu as Benami Property.The Feeling Farm Banquet Hall and Residential Buildings have been attached by Anti Corruption Bureau under Section 8-B of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act. Svt. 2006. Further investigation in both the cases is going on.
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