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The Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu has registered a case against a police officer, serving as deputy superintendent in Jammu and Kashmir police, over disproportionate assets.

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In a statement, a spokesperson said that ACB filed a case against Chanchal Singh, who is serving as deputy superintendent in Jammu & Kashmir Police, for acquiring huge assets disproportionate to his known source of income.

The statement reads that the verification so conducted has revealed that the accused officer during his posting at lucrative posts and indulging in corrupt practices, has accumulated various moveable and immoveable properties in his own name and in the names of his family members and relatives as well as benami properties.

It added that properties include immovable properties comprising of residential houses, plots, shops, business establishment in different Districts of Jammu province and two hotels located in district Kullu (Manali), Himachal Pradesh and also acquired huge bank balances and valuables.

“During course of investigation, after obtaining search warrants from the court, searches were conducted at the residences/offices of the accused as well as family members/relatives including residential houses and business establishments located at different of Jammu province, Srinagar & Manali,” it reads.

It added that during searches, many incriminating documents and valuables were found, which were seized and taken for investigation purposes.

“During the searches conducted in Hotels at Manali (HP), one agreement to sell dated 25th February 2022, executed between one Ved Parkash R/O Shimla and Rekha Devi W/O Chanchal Singh (DySP) was also recovered wherein wife of Chanchal Singh had purchased total land measuring 12-03 hectares (240 kanals approx.) situated at Mohal and Phati Burua Kothi in district Kullu, Manali (H.P) for the total sale consideration of Rs 2.85 crore and out of which she has given Rs 25 lakh through cheques and Rs 25 lakh in cash).”

As per the statement during the search conducted at Hatli, Kathua some documents pertaining to benami properties in the shape of will deed of huge chunk of land were also recovered. “The searches at different locations are still in progress,” it added—(KNO)

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