In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) today conducting raids and searches at around 40 locations in J&K in connection with fake gun license case. AIR correspondent reports that the Central agency is conducted searches at around 40 locations including Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramula, Delhi and the official and residential premises of then public servants, including IAS officers and around 20 gun houses. The searches are being conducted in an ongoing investigations into the fake arms license racket.
The case was first probed by Anti-Terror Squad of Rajasthan after which it was handed over to CBI after startling revelations about fake gun licenses given to non J&K residents surfaced. The Rajasthan ATS had nailed that 40 thousand fake gun licenses were issued to non-residents in Udhampur, Doda, Ramban, Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla districts of the UT on forged documents. The initial probe had revealed that an IAS officer had issued a large number of fake gun licenses to non- J&K residents when he was heading a district as Deputy Commissioner. The fake gun license case that was handed over to CBI in 2018.