Tara Chand’s PRO Kewal Sharma arrested by Vigilance

Plice raids Kewal Sharma’s house in Jammu (A file pic)

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The Vigilance Organization on Monday arrested Kewal Sharma S/O Gian Chand Sharma R/O Kachrial, Tehsil Khour, at present Patta Paloura, Near Petrol Pump, Jammu in case FIR No: 32/215 P/S VOJ which is under investigation against the accused for accumulation of huge assets, an official spokesman said.

According to a statement issued by the Vigilance Organization, during investigation of the case against the accused, assets in the shape of commercial and luxury vehicles and immovable properties in the shape of residential houses, both within and outside the state, worth cores of rupees were unearthed.

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It said that during investigations it has been found that the accused has managed to open bank accounts on fake documents and deposited crores of rupees in these accounts and the money has been utilized for purchasing assets by the accused.

“Further, the documents regarding qualification on the basis of which Kewal Sharma has been appointed have also been found to be fake for which separate FIR No: 20/2016 P/S VOJ is also under investigation,” it said.

“Since, the accused is not cooperating and divulging the facts as to how he has managed the opening of bank accounts on fake documents and the source of these documents, details of properties purchased outside the state, the source of fake and fabricated documents used for getting government job. To clarify these aspects he has been taken into custody for questioning,” the statement said adding that the accused has been formally arrested and after medical examination lodged in police custody.

Pertinently, Kewal Sharma was the PRO of a former Deputy Chief Minister.

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