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Illegal Arms Licence Case: CBI Conducts Searches At Various Locations In J&K

The raids are being conducted in connection with a case registered in 2019 over bulk issuance of arms licences to non-residents in J&K through fraudulent means

Illegal Arms Licence Case: CBI Conducts Searches At Various Locations In J&K
This is the second time in two years that the CBI is conducting raids in connection with illegal arms licensing cases | PTI File Photo
Illegal Arms Licence Case: CBI Conducts Searches At Various Locations In J&K
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2021-07-24T12:18:43+05:30

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out searches at many locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a case pertaining to illegal arms licenses acquired by non-residents based on forged documents, officials said.

According to the national agency, it’s conducting the raids in connection with a case registered in 2019. According to a complaint, based on which the case was registered, between 2012 and 2016, deputy commissioners of various Jammu and Kashmir districts had allegedly issued bulk arms licences in lieu of monetary consideration.

This is the second time in two years that the CBI is conducting raids in connection with illegal arms licensing cases. In 2019, the agency had carried out searches at over a dozen locations in Srinagar, Jammu, Gurgaon and Noida on the premises of the then district collectors and magistrates of Kupwara, Baramulla, Udhampur, Kishtwar, Shopian, Rajouri, Doda, Pulwama, and several other places.

The searches were carried out in connection with a probe into two cases pertaining to the alleged issuance of around two lakh arms licences from different districts of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir by their collectors and magistrates. It is alleged that arms licences were issued in lieu of illegal gratification.

It is alleged that then public servants in cahoots with other accused issued arms licences to non-residents of state in violation of rules and received illegal gratification.

The Rajasthan ATS had unearthed the scandal in 2017 and had arrested over 50 people for their alleged involvement in the illegal issuance of arms licences. According to the ATS, over 3,000 permits were granted allegedly in the name of Army personnel.

Based on ATS findings, then Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra had handed over the matter to the CBI.

(With PTI inputs)

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