CBI is today conducting searches at around 40 locations including at Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramullaa, Delhi at the official & residential premises of then public servants(including IAS Officers), around 20 Gun Houses etc. in an ongoing investigation of a case related to Arms licence racket.
CBI had registered two cases on the request of Jammu & Kashmir Government and further Notification from Government of India, and taken over the investigation of two FIRs. It was alleged that more than 2.78 lakh arms licences were issued to the non-entitled persons. CBI also collected documents pertaining to the issuance of said armed licences allegedly spread over 22 districts of J&K.
“During investigation and scrutiny of documents, the role of certain gun dealers was found who in connivance with the public servants i.e. the then DM and ADM of concerned District had allegedly issued such illegal arms licenses to the ineligible persons. It was also alleged that the persons who got these licenses were not residents of the places from where the said arms licenses were issued. Investigation is continuing, ” said CBI in a statement