Bank Case: Ex Dy Mayor Sheikh Imran in ACB custody

Bank Case: Ex Dy Mayor Sheikh Imran in ACB custody

Director ACB says further investigation going on

Owais Gul

Srinagar, Dec 27 : The former Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Sheikh Imran was on Thursday evening taken into the custody by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a bank case.

This comes hours after Imran faced defeat in floor test following no confidence motion moved against him by the Corporators.

According to the wire service—, Imran who was under detention since August 5 was released on Thursday evening. Sources, however, said that soon after Imran was released, he was taken into the custody by the CB here. They added that the former Deputy Mayor SMC was lodged at Shaheed Gunj Police Station.

Imran was put under house detention along with other political leaders of Kashmir on August 5, when the government in centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (Article 370) and bifurcated the erstwhile State into two Union Territories—Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Sources further informed that Imran was wanted by the ACB in a case under FIR number 3/2019 under section 5(1) (d) P.C Act Samvat 2006, punishable u/S 5(2) of the Act r/w 420 & 120-B RPC) registered in Police Station Anti Corruption Bureau, South Kashmir (Anantnag).

The FIR is against Sheikh Imran Director M/s Kehwa Square Pvt Ltd Bohri Kadal Srinagar, officers of J&K Bank and other Govt officials, for illegal appropriation of subsidy with inflated project cost for establishment of CA storage at Lassipora, Pulwama.

Meanwhile, Director Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), S Anand Jain told that Imran was taken into the custody by Vigilance in a bank case against him, adding that further investigation into the case is going on. (KNO)

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