Crime Branch arrests fraudster for fake appointments

JAMMU, Mar 3: Crime Branch Jammu arrested a notorious habitual fraudster Sarup Lal, resident of Allah, Arnia at present H. No 75, Ward No.04, Bari Brahmana Samba in case FIR No 11/2019 U/S 420, 465, 468, 471, 120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu for duping the complainants/unemployed youths fraudulently of huge money to the tune of Rs.12 lakh in one case after inducing and luring them on the pretext of providing Govt. jobs in MES Hqrs Srinagar.
The accused was evading his arrest since long by changing his locations frequently in Punjab, Chandigarh and using his car in which he had set up his bedding, CB official said adding that the the professional team of CBJ coordinated their efforts well and finally arrested him from Pathankote area.
The case owes its origin to a communication received from SSP Jammu on a written complaint lodged by Makhan Singh , son of Munshi Ram resident of Village Batoli Patair Tehsil Billawer District Kathua at present Dogra Hall Jammu, Ranjit Singh, son of Shamsher Singh, resident of Tehsil Ramnagar District Udhampur, Sunil Singh, son of PadamDev Singh, resident of Ramnagar Distt. Udhampur and Pardeep Kumar, son of Sham Lal, resident of District Udhampur for cheating and fraud committed by the aforesaid accused and other co-accused.
A preliminary verification was initiated in Crime Branch Jammu into the matter and allegations were prima facie substantiated, leading to registration of criminal case in Crime Branch, Jammu.
During investigation, authentication of appointment / joining letters from the concerned MES Department was sought and it was found fabricated. Thus the accused persons making false and forged documents used them as genuine for the purpose of cheating gullible unemployed youth. Accused Pawan Kumar, son of Surinder Kumar, resident of Bhagwati Nagar Jammu was arrested on February 6, 2020 in the instant case and is presently in Judicial custody.
Accused persons are habitual offenders of committing such nature of crime.
Accused Saroop Lal is a known & habitual fraudster and six other FIRs of similar nature stand registered against him in Police Station Crime Branch Jammu. The accused is being put to questioning to ascertain the modus operandi of crime and other aspects related to the case. Further investigation of the case is in progress.

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