CBI Raids 22 Locations, Senior IAS Officer's Home In J&K Gun License Scam
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CBI Raids 22 Locations, Senior IAS Officer's Home In J&K Gun License Scam

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July 24, 2021

The CBI raided 22 locations in Jammu and Kashmir this morning, including the residence of senior J&K IAS officer Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, in connection with the illegal sale of gun licenses.


 

New Delhi, 24 July 2021

As per news report of NDTV, Shahid Iqbal Choudhury is currently Secretary (Tribal Affairs) and CEO Mission Youth, J&K. He previously served as the Deputy Commissioner of Kathua, Reasi, Rajouriand Udhampur districts, during which time he allegedly issued thousands of licenses - under fake names - to people in other states and UTs.At least eight former Deputy Commissioners are being investigated by the central agency.Since 2012 over two lakh gun licenses have been issued illegally from J&K. It is believed to be India's biggest gun license racket. Last year two officials, including IAS officer Rajiv Ranjan, were arrested by the CBI. Mr Ranjan and Itrat Hussain Rafiqui, during their tenures as Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara district, allegedly illegally issued several such licences.

Source - NDTV
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