ACB registered case against Laiq Parvaiz, former General Manager District Industries Centre, Pulwama for misuse of official position: Searches conducted

Anti Corruption Bureau South Kashmir registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against the Former General Manager DIC Pulwama for misuse of official position, prime facia established during a preliminary verification conducted by ACB.

2. The verification revealed that Laiq Parvaiz during his posting as GM DIC Pulwama, made allotments of land in favor of various unit holders in gross violation of industrial policy 2016 as well as procedural guidelines of 2017. As per industrial policy of 2016, the allotment of land to unit holders and execution of lease deeds was the domain of SICOP/SIDCO. General Manager not only issued allotment orders qua the land in violation of rules but also executed lease deeds thereof with the unit holders which in view of rules, was within the competence SICOP/SIDCO. By acting in this manner the said General Manager DIC Pulwama abused his official position for ulterior motives, in league with the unit holders and thus conferred undue benefits upon the unit holders.

3. The aforementioned facts constituted Commission of offences Punishable under section 5 (1)(d) r/w 5(2) of J&K P.C Act Svt. 2006 and section 120-B RPC. Consequently, a case under FIR No. 03/2020 was registered against said General Manager District Industries, Centre, Pulwama and others in P/S Anti Corruption Bureau South Kashmir (Anantnag).

4. Subsequently, search was conducted in the residential house of the accused GM by ACB.

5. Investigation of the case has been taken up.