Vigilance Recovers A Fortune In A Raid On An ARTO’s Home


In the Governor Raj, the anti-corruption institutions have gone active.

The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has raided the home of Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Shopian and recovered a fortune. The recoveries include cash of Rs 32 lakh in addition to Rs 99 thousands of the old discarded currency.

Recovered goods during the raid.

They also recovered gold worth Rs 10 lakhs, informed sources told Kashmir Life. What surprised sleuths was the recovery of a licensed pistol and 47 rounds.  Other recoveries include ownership documents of plots in Punjab and Chadoora (Budgam). Various bank checkbooks and passbooks were also recovered.

The raid was carried out at Abdul Majid Bhat (son of Khazir Mohammad), the ARTO Shopian’s residence at Bagh-e-Mehtaab.

Later the Vigilance Organisation Kashmir raided the residence of Haji Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat (son of Ghulam Mohamad) at Heri Parigam. Haji is ARTO’s brother-in-law. Basically the ARTO, sources said lives in Charsoo village.

Haji and ARTO jointly own a Cardboard factory with the name S S L. It is located at Hari Parigam. The sleuths seized documents of the factory, five bank passbooks belonging to Gh Mohiuddin and one in the name of the ARTO. They also seized as many as 10 ATM cards linked to these bank accounts.

Cash seized by VOK.

Sources said the VOK have registered FIR No 25 stands against the person and in the investigations have started. SSP VoK led the sleuths who raided ARTO’s Bagh-e-Mehtaab residence, in the city outskirts.


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