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Reference : NDTV

The IWC raided the Srinagar residence of Baseer Ahmad Khan, a former adviser to JandK Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha, in connection with the forged gun license fraud on Tuesday. The agency also registered 40 locations (with 25 people including government officials and  individuals) in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. Khan previously served as district judge for various counties in JandK, during which time he is believed to have issued thousands of forged gun licenses. Ministry of  the Interior of the Union, which is subordinate in this case.

A former IAS official, Mr. Khan, has also been charged in the Gulmarg land fraud case. Despite serious charges, he was allowed to continue serving as an advisor to the lieutenant governor. In July, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) announced that several district judges of Jammu and Kashmir,  in consultation with arms dealers, had issued illegal weapons licenses from 2012, with more than 2 issued, 78 lakh of illegal licenses in what is considered to be the biggest fraud with gun licenses in India applies. the homes of two other senior government officials, including Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who is currently the tribal secretary.

The IWC has denounced an "entrenched conspiracy" on the matter. While the former government of the People's Democratic Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir was accused of trying to protect the accused under the guise of a surveillance investigation following the imposition of the Governor's Rule in 2018,  Governor NN Vohra submitted the case to the CBI. In March last year, the IWC arrested IAS officers Kumar Rajiv Ranjan and Itrat Rafiqui, who had issued thousands of licenses during their tenure as district judges in Kupwara. arrested a person who was "involved in various financial transactions with other co-defendants, including civil servants"