CB produces charge-sheet against Habalas-e-Commerce fraud

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JAMMU, Apr 8: Crime Branch produced preliminary charge-sheet against another kingpin of offshoot of Habalas-e-commerce Pvt. Ltd. operating at District Rajouri, Mohd Toyab Choudhary, resident of Panhad Tehsil Koteranka District Rajouri in case FIR No. 76/2019 U/S 420, 120-B/RPC P/S Rajouri (Now under investigation with Crime Branch Jammu) in the Court of CJM Rajouri on Wednesday with 161 page documented charge-sheet for defrauding gullible people of their hard-earned money amounting to crores of rupees by inducing them on the pretext of doubling their deposits within three weeks’ time period under different schemes with criminal intention of cheating.
Defrauded people belong to Rajouri and its adjoining areas. The accused was arrested by Crime Branch from Srinagar on 11-02-2020 to face the investigation.
Complainant Vishal Sudan, resident of Ward No 4, Salani Rajouri submitted an application before the Dy. Superintendent of Police Hqrs. Rajouri, alleging therein that the accused persons namely Mohd Toyab Choudhary and Sajjad Ahmed, of Hablas-e-Commerce Pvt. Ltd. Rajouri induced the complainant to deposit money with the said company with the promise that they will double the same within a period of 15 days.
Upon this inducement the complainant deposited an amount of Rs. 6,20,000 with the said company. After some time the company closed business and promoters went underground. Upon this, a case FIR No. 76/2019 u/s 420 was registered with Police Station Rajouri but being a case of immense public importance involving the magnitude of the Crime it was transferred to Crime Branch Jammu in the month of Jan 2020.
Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Crime Branch Jammu re-examined the case thoroughly, recorded statements of the complainant and other important witnesses.
The complainant stated that he deposited an amount of Rs. 6,20,000 but after some time the accused persons closed the company and went underground and thereby grabbed an amount of Rs. 6,20,000 by cheating and fraud. Investors who deposited money in the Bank accounts of the accused were called by Crime Branch, it was revealed that they were lured by accused Mohd Toyab Choudhary and others.
These investors suffered loss of Rs. 51,49,000 against total deposit of Rs. 63,40,000 on the allure of doubling their deposits within a short period of time.
Crime Branch Jammu raided the office premises where the Hablas-e-Commerce Pvt. Ltd was located, incriminating material & documents pertaining to Hablas-e-Commerce Pvt. Ltd. have been seized in the case.
Searches of the shops taken on rent by accused Toyab Choudhary for dumping of products has also been conducted and more incriminating documents & material seized.
Besides this, 03 Bank accounts used by the accused in the Commission of crime have been freezed. Offence has been proved & preliminary charge sheet produced in the court of law.
The accused is in jail and further investigation of the case is under progress.

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