The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday carried out a raid at the house of retired IAS officer Baseer Ahmad Khan regarding the alleged arms licensing racket in Jammu and Kashmir.
Baseer was removed as an advisor of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha recently. Though, no official reason was given for his sudden removal. He was made an advisor in March last year when GC Murmu was the Lt Governor and he continued in the post under Murmu’s successor Sinha.
As per reports, a team of CBI officials from New Delhi accompanied by local police conducted a raid at Khan’s residence at Bulbul Bagh, Baghat in uptown Srinagar and started searching the house. The raid was going on when this report was filed and further details are awaited.
Khan earlier served as the District Magistrate of several J&K districts, during which time he allegedly issued thousands of fake gun licences. Khan has also been charge-sheeted in the Gulmarg land scam case. Though facing serious charges he was allowed to continue as an advisor to the Lieutenant Governor.
Meanwhile, the central agency is also carrying out raids at 14 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi as part of its investigation into a fake gun license racket.