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Court frames charges against DC in fake gun license scam

Jammu: Special Judge CBI Bala Jyoti today framed charges against Farooq Khan, the then DC Doda in fake gun license scam.


According to prosecution, Farooq Ahmed Khan during his posting as District Magistrate Doda issued more than 12,000 licences with effect from 01.06.2010 and 24.04.2013 and out of the 15 instances four chargesheets have been filed against him and others.


Similarly, accused Parmodh Kumar Sharma of M/s Nav Durga Gun House, who has been implicated in the chargesheet appears to be a principal conspirator. According to prosecution, Principal conspirator visited the unit of LD Umesh, the then Assistant Commandant CRPF at Shillong in the year 2013, provided application form to him and asked him to file the same in back date. Finally, Parmodh Kumar Sharma gave Rs 7000 as illegal gratification for issuance of arms licences.


After hearing both the sides, the court observed, “prima facie it appears that offences under Section 120-B read with 420 RPC and under different sections of Prevention of Corruption Act has been made out, hence they are charge sheeted”.

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