J&K suspends DSP Sheikh Adil after arrest over corruption charge

| Updated: 01 October, 2023 3:11 pm IST

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Home Department has suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Sheikh Adil Mushtaq, who has been arrested by the Srinagar Police on multiple charges including corruption and extortion on September 21.

An order issued by Jammu and Kashmir Home Department, said, “In terms of Rule 31(2) of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification Control & Appeal) Rules, 1956, Adil Mushtaq, Deputy Superintendent of Police, PID No. KPS155772, shall be deemed to have been placed under suspension with effect from 21.09.2023 i.e. the date of arrest of the Officer in case FIR No. 149/2023 under sections 7, 7A of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, and section 167, 193, 201, 210, 218, 221 of IPC in Police Station Nowgam.”

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Raids were also carried out at his Srinagar residence near BSNL exchange Sanat Nagar in Srinagar where some incriminating documents and electronic devices were seized by J&K Police.

Srinagar Police is also investigating the alleged terror links of Mushtaq “He is accused of helping a terror operative to evade arrest and attempting to implicate a police officer who was investigating him,” said a senior police official.

He said, “The phone analysis of one terror accused arrested in July 2023 has revealed that Dy SP Sheikh Adil Mushtaq was in constant touch with him. He allegedly guided him on how to dodge law.”

“Aadil Mushtaq had taken Rs 5 lakh from the accused. He was also in close touch with Muzamil Zahoor, who had opened a bank account on forged documents in Sopore to manage Lashkar finances,” he added.

According to sources, Crime Branch Wing of J&K Police is separately investigating multiple complaints of extortion and blackmail against Mushtaq.

During his tenure as Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) at Gurez along the Line of Control (LOC), the officer is facing allegations of helping a thief who stole a flock of 200 sheep.

After two policemen, including the investigating officer in the theft case, deposed before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Mushtaq is also facing contempt of court charges.

A five-member Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate the case against Adil Mushtaq, the police officer said.

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