Who is initiating officer?

The Initiating officer deals with the Benami Property and Transactions. Roles and functions of initiating officer:

  • He/she shall have reason to believe on the basis of material available to him and shall record the reasons in writing. 
  • Thereafter, he/she shall issue a notice to the parties and after obtaining the replies, if he thinks so, provisionally attach the property with the prior permission of the approving authority for a period not exceeding 90 days and may also revoke the provisional attachment with the prior permission of the approving authority. 
  • He/she shall have the power to conduct an enquiry in regard to person, place, property, document, bank etc

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