x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   BJP worker kidnapped in J-K's Baramulla | With highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus COVID-19 cases, India's tally at 9.36 lakh | BSNL office remain closed after official test positive for COVID-19 | Dr Farooq Abdullah forced to ‘self-quarantine’ | Kissan Melas draw first blood, Agri officer dies due to COVID-19; 3 others test positive | Leaking supply line exposes negligence of PHE Deptt | Threat of terrorists: J&K BJP leadership failed as two Valley based leaders quit party | HC summons J-K Home Secretary over poor internet speed | Over aged officer re-appointed as Chairperson Board of School Education for two years | COVID-19: As learning goes digital, Govt schools forget their students | BJP’s JK Prez among 346 fresh cases of COVID-19, eight more persons die due to virus | Gole Panjpeer, Camp Talab Tillo, Ward No. 32 declared containment/red zones; Lockdown imposed | Declare Hindi as J&K’s official language, PIL filed in High Court | People violate Covid-19 protocols outside DC office, admin in deep slumber | Jitendra Singh, Ram Madhav in self-quarantine after BJP's J&K Chief Tests Positive for Covid-19 | Shivsena protest over Oli controversial statement | Pandemic and urban unemployment in India and beyond | Consensus and Co-operation are the Watchwords | Battered Congress in a soup | Horticulture Deptt holds Kisan Pakhwada camp | PCC castigates negligence of UT Govt to declare IB residents | JMC mayor starts development works | All Kashmiri Migrant Relief Holders demand improved infra for Jagti Hospital | NADJK urges LG to constitute panel to review SGRE Act | JKAP stages protest, demands rollback of decision to hold exams | Prof Gupta condemns innocent killings in Kashmir | Delegation calls on XEn PWD demands blacktopping of Dassiyan to Sail Road | GCPF accuses Govt of failing to bring improvement in basic needs | Process begins for re-uniting PoJK DPs outside J&K with their roots | NGO sanitizes Panchayat Trewa | Councilor Amit kick starts developmental works in Prem Nagar | UDA seeks probe in procurement of medical equipments amid COVID-19 scare | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Jammu Sanskriti School, excels in CBSE Class 12th Result | Jammu Diary celebrates 4th Foundation Day | CLUJ opens admissions for various programmes | Principal GDC Kalakote inaugurates PMSSS Facilitation Centre | SIPS Shines in Class 12 CBSE Board Result | APS Kaluchak shines in 12th Class CBSE results | Plantation drive held under Greening Jammu” campaign | Shiv Sena condemns Nepal PM’s statement on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi | National level quiz competition organized | Youth Rural Games and Sports Association organize online competition | Shiv Kumar Gupta installed as president Rotary Club Akhnoor | GDC Vijaypur organizes plantation drive | KCWT honors Aamir | Many join OBC PCC | JKNPP protests massive irregularities in Education Department | DC Rajouri reviews COVID-19 control measures in Koteranka | Director Horticulture inspects activities of deptt in Reasi | Tourism deptt's cafeteria gutted in fire in Anantnag | DDC Samba reviews implementation of Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives | DDC Ramban reviews progress under District Capex Budget 2020-21 | Unscheduled power cuts throw normal life out of gear in Vijaypur : JKAP | DM Kupwara extends restrictions under Sec 144 CrPc with certain relaxations | Victim of domestic violence, SPO’s wife alleges Police inaction | 30 fresh positive 1118 active positive cases, 66 recovered and 52 deaths till date in north Kashmir | Woman tests Covid positive posthumously in Anantnag, family contests claim | People violating Covid safety guidelines in valley,Enforcement of restrictions in containment zones necessary, say officials | District Officer forces subordinates to carry out unlawful works | Dr Pawan Kotwal reviews preparedness | Complete collapse of drainage system in Mendhar, authorities unmoved | All those party workers who came in contact with JK BJP president would undergo COVID19 tests | J&K to have over 300 IAS, IPS officers as per cadre review proposal | Election for SMC Mayor postponed, scheduled on Thursday now | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,16,544 stranded JK residents; 1,47,471 via Lakhanpur, 69,073 through special trains | Drug Deptt suspends operation of 12 erring retail sale outlets | Pak troops violate ceasefire at LoC, fired mortars in Kashmir | Revival of lapsed PLI/RPLI Policies extended till Aug 31 2020 | Lt Governor visits Waseem Bari’s house at Bandipora; hands over financial assistance of Rs 20 lacs to NoK’s | COVID-19: Kissan Melas put Agriculture employees’ life at risk | Jammu Police re-arrests rape accused from Pathankot who escaped from custody | Directs for strictness against SoP violators | Educated unemployed of J&K feeling betrayed: Harsh | Covid management reviewed in Reasi district | Man succumbs to assault injuries | Back Issues  
 
news details
Under Kathua DC's nose, gun licences renewed in minutes
9/1/2018 10:49:39 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 1: Though thousands of fake gun licenses issued by the state authorities has become a major issue after the weapons were found used by criminals, there seems no let up in this business.
Under the nose of Deputy Commissioner Kathua, the renewal of these gun-licenses has been going on unabated in return of hefty sum of amount that too without maintaining any official record.
Even the gun licenses issued by the other district officials are also reportedly been renewed by officials at DC office Kathua.
Sources informed Early Times that some touts, especially one from Shiva Nagar area of district Kathua, has been working overnight in the renewal of fake-gun licenses from the DC office.
On one hand those having legal gun-licenses have to wait for months together to get their licenses renewed if they didn't grease the palms of officials, even after paying the fee but on the other hand, those having fake licenses got the same renewed within couple of minutes, by paying hefty amount to the touts.
"As per guidelines, the licenses issued from district Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch and even from the districts of Kashmir valley, have to be renewed by the same issuing district authority but the touts have been getting it renewed from district Kathua, which is the first district adjoining to Punjab", sources said.
They said that the touts have made a strong nexus in the office along with some senior officials. "An employee is given the official stamp of a senior officer. The employee stamped the documents in return of money while the senior officer signed the renewal document as it is obvious as commission has already been paid", sources said, adding that no official record has been maintained by the office.
Sources further said that there was no official record maintained by DC office about the renewal of documents and the senior official was well aware of the fact that none of the illegal fake license holder was going to inform anyone about the renewal.
"If the license holder has to visit Kishtwar it would waste lot of time as well as money and when the officials at DC office are ready to get licenses renewed, it is proving a boon for illegal license holders as well as some officials of DC office", sources said.
They further informed that the senior official has a strong nexus with property dealers also. "During every morning, a long queue of property dealers could be found outside his residence and the official is involved in the mutation of government land and other controversial properties", sources alleged, adding that though Deputy Commissioner had much reliance on his lower run officials but some of these officers have been making fortunes through illegal means, virtually denting the clean image of Deputy Commissioner.
Pertinently, during the last six years at least 40,000 licenses have been issued in J&K, majority of which, over 80 percent, were found to be fake by investigators.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU