CBI CONDUCTS SEARCHES AT AROUND 40 LOCATIONS IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION OF A CASE RELATED TO ARMS LICENCING RACKET IN J&K
Central Bureau of Investigation is today conducting searches
at around 40 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri,
Anantnag, Baramulla, Delhi at the official & residential premises of
certain then public servants (including IAS, KAS Officers, then DM, then ADM
etc), around 20 Gun houses/dealers in an
on-going investigation of a case related to
Arms licence racket.
CBI had registered two cases on the
request of J & K Government and further Notification from Government of
India, and taken over the investigation of two FIRs i.e No.18 of 2018 dated
17.05.2018 earlier registered at Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir
(VOK) and FIR No. 11 of 2018 dated 17.05.2018 of Police Station Vigilance
Organisation Jammu (VOJ) on the allegations of bulk issuance of arms licenses
in the erstwhile State of J & K during the period 2012 to 2016. It was
alleged that more than 2.78 lakh arms licences were issued to the non-entitled
persons. CBI also collected documents pertaining to the issuance of said armed
licences allegedly spread over 22 districts of J&K.
During investigation and scrutiny of
documents, the role of certain gun dealers was found who in connivance with the
public servants i.e. the then DM and ADM of concerned District had allegedly
issued such illegal arms licenses to the ineligible persons. It was also alleged that the persons
who got these licenses were not residents of the places from where the said
arms licenses were issued.
Investigation is continuing.