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CBI

Central Bureau of Investigation 

CBI

Central Bureau of Investigation 
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Press Release

CBI CONDUCTS SEARCHES AT AROUND 40 LOCATIONS IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION OF A CASE RELATED TO ARMS LICENCING RACKET IN J&K

Press Release

Dated: 24.07.2021

     The 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.