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JAMMU: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has produced supplementary charge-sheet against Showkat Ali, then Statistical Assistant, posted in Planning/ Housing & Urban Development Department, Civil Sectt J&K, presently Section Officer, in a disproportionate assets case.
As per an official spokesperson, supplementary charge-sheet in case registered vide FIR No. 20/2007 under Sections 5 (1) (e) read with 5(2) of J&K PC Act Samvat 2006 and sections 109/120 of B/RPC, 12/14 of Public Men & Public Servant Declaration of Assets and 3/4 of Benami Act was produced against Showket Ali, son of Wali Mohd, resident of Nangali Tehsil Basholi, the then Statistical Assistant, posted in Planning / Housing & Urban, development Department, Civil Secretariat, J&K, presently Section Officer, for raising assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune of Rs. 44,48,078 in his name and in name of his close friends/ relatives as benami properties.
He further said that during investigation of another case registered vide FIR No. 27/2016, few additional properties were detected/raised by the accused Showkat Ali during check period of case FIR No. 20/2007. As such permission from the Court for conducting further investigation as mandated under Section 173 (8) CrPC was obtained, he added. During course of further investigation, few more properties of accused were found which included a Santro Car bearing registration No. JK02AD-1563 purchased by accused Showkat Ali on his own name on August 29, 2006 from M/s Crest Autocraft Pvt Ltd Kunjwani, Bye Pass Jammu and Insurance Policies of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Ltd to the tune of Rs. 2,59,000 on the name of his wife which too had found invested by the accused before July 2007. The record pertaining to both the properties/assets was obtained from the concerned Agencies/Units. Supplementary Charge Sheet was presented against accused Showkat Ali before Special Judge Anti-Corruption Jammu for judicial determination and next date of hearing has been fixed on January 25, 2021, he added.