CBI raids Srinagar house of ex-advisor to Jammu and Kashmir LG | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: The CBI carried raided the house of Baseer Ahmad Khan 0n Tuesday, a week after he was relieved of his position as advisor to Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant-governor Manoj Sinha. The raid was in connection with the fake gun license racket, sources said.
Khan was deputy commissioner for Srinagar, Budgam and Baramulla and retired as divisional commissioner, Kashmir, in 2019. However, the government extended his service by one year.
Official sources said a CBI team from New Delhi, accompanied by local police, raided Khan’s house at Bulbul Bagh Baghat here.
Baseer Khan was relieved as advisor to the lieutenant-governor after the CBI brass reportedly informed the Union home ministry about his name figuring in the gun licence racket.
“Pursuant to communication No. 15030/40/2019-J&K dated 4th October, 2021, of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Baseer Ahmad Khan (Retired IAS: 2000) is hereby relieved from the post of Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, with immediate effect (sic),” the the government order issued October 12 read.
Forty-one locations in J&K, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh were raided by the CBI in connection with the arms licence racket. According to a CBI spokesperson, searches were conducted Tuesday morning at Srinagar, Banihal, Anantnag, Baramulla, Jammu, Doda, Rajouri and Kishtwar areas of J&K, Leh, Delhi, and Bhind, Madhya Pradesh. The places raided were the official and residential premises of around 14 former public servants, including ex-DMs (IAS/KAS), DIOs and clerks.
“Around five private persons (middlemen/agents) and around 10 gun houses/dealers were also searched during the investigation,” the spokesperson added.
Official added that incriminating documents, including issuance of arms licenses, a list of beneficiaries, documents related to investments, and other sale proceeds, property documents, bank account details, locker keys, a diary comprising incriminating details, arms license registers, electronic gadgets/mobile phones, and some cash, including old currency, were recovered.
“It was alleged that more than 2.78 lakh arms licences were issued to non-entitled persons. CBI also collected documents pertaining to the issuance of said armed licences allegedly spread over 22 districts of J&K,” he said.

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