Disproportionate Assets Case: Ex-Officer Gets 3 Years Imprisonment, ₹50 Lakh Fine

Srinagar: A Special Judge of Anti-corruption Court in Jammu has convicted a previously posted Section Officer of the Planning Section, DC Office Jammu, and awarded him three years imprisonment besides fining him rupees fifty thousand.

“Hon’ble Special Judge Anti Corruption Court, Jammu, Tahir Khurshid Raina, in a disproportionate of assets case, has been awarded three years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rupees Fifty Lakh on the convict public servant Nasir Khan of Bathindi, under the J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006. The fine amount, if not paid by the convict within two months, shall be recovered by the District Collector from the disproportionate assets of the convict as arrears of land revenue”, reads a statement received in this regard by GNS.

“SSP Anti-corruption Bureau, Jammu has been directed to follow the execution of the sentence awarded.”

“While awarding the sentence the Hon’ble Court referred to the mandate of the Supreme Court that “Judges who bear the sword of justice should not hesitate to use that sword with utmost severity to the full and the end, if the gravity of the offence so demands “, reads the statement.

“The instant case FIR No. 05/2007 PS VOJ (now ACB Jammu) was registered based on verification conducted into the allegation that Nasir Khan, then posted as SO Planning Section in DC Office Jammu amassed huge assets in the shape of movable/immovable property. He acquired the property by indulging in corrupt practices and by abusing his official position as a public servant and had raised disproportionate assets to the tune of ₹84,90,523/-“, reads the statement further. (GNS)

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