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Anti-corruption court sentences former official to 3-year imprisonment

Anti-corruption court sentences former official to 3-year imprisonment
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Srinagar, Dec 19: A former SO Panning, DC Office Jammu has been convicted in Disproportionate case and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

A spokesman of the Special Judge Anti Corruption Court of Tahir Khurshid Raina, in a disproportionate assets case, has awarded three years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50 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 a  period of  two months, shall be recovered by the District Collector from the disproportionate assets of the convict as arrears of land revenue, reads the statement. 

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

While awarding the sentence the 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 to the end, if the gravity of the offence so demands.”

“The instant case FIR No. 05/2007 PS VOJ (Now ACB Jammu) was registered on the basis of verification conducted into the allegation that Nasir Khan, then posted as SO Planning in DC Office Jammu amassed huge assets in the shape of movable/ immoveable property. He acquired the property by indulging in corrupt practices and by abusing of his official position as a public servant and had raised disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 84,90,523,” the spokesman added. (KNO)



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