In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted raids at 11 locations across the territory, including residences of a serving Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and two former Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS) officers.
Apart from three serving and retired officers, rest of the persons, whose premises were raided by the Enforcement Directorate, were businessmen.
Officials said that 11 teams of the Enforcement Directorate drawn from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir started simultaneous raids.
Searches were conducted at residential premises of serving and retired officers/officials including Rajeev Ranjan, IAS (former DC Kupwara), Itrat Hussain, JKAS (former DC Kupwara), Ravinder Kumar Bhatt, JKAS (former ADC Kupwara who has already been dismissed from services), Tariq Ather and Gajan Singh, both former Judicial Clerks who worked at Arms Section at DC Office Kupwara.
“Many incriminating documents revealing transactions between arms dealers/brokers with government officials have been seized during the raids,” officials said.
They revealed that more senior bureaucrats of the territory are involved in criminal practices of issuance of arms licenses in lieu of monetary considerations.—KMS