SRINAGAR: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a case against Srinagar’s Deputy Mayor, J&K Bank and government officials for illegal appropriation of subsidy with inflated project cost for establishment of a Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage.
During investigation carried out by Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir, it has come to light that Imran had submitted a proposal to J&K Bank for establishment of CA storage.
“As per the norms of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a Joint Inspection Team (JIT) of various experts and government officials in association with Shiekh Imran Director M/S Kehwa Square Pvt. Ltd. conducted spot inspection of the site,” said the statement.
Income Tax Department has already conducted raids at several properties owned by the Deputy Mayor, who recently joined the People’s Conference led by Sajjad Gani Lone. Sheikh Imran had won Urban Local Bodies elections as independent candidate and was later backed by the Congress to claim post of Deputy Mayor.
Earlier, J&K Government had sacked J&K Bank’s chairman Parvez Ahmed on charges of corruption, nepotism and favouritism and ACB probe.