Crime Branch raids Rs 6.5 cr fraud accused, arrested

JAMMU, Mar 7: Crime Branch Jammu conducted series of raids and finally arrested duo mother-son in a fraud case involving 6.50 crore.

Shakeela and her son namely Tousef Bhatt, resident of Mughal Masjid Hawal Srinagar are arrested after tracking and chasing their locations which they were frequently changing to evade their arrest.

A written complaint lodged by complainant namely Raees Ahmad Prop. Wals Walnuts Industries Barmani Road Sunjwan Jammu was received in Crime Branch Jammu wherein the complainant alleged that he started Fruit Business at Fruit MandiNarwal and Factory at Bathindi Jammu in the name ‘Wals Walnuts Industries’. One Reyaz Ahmed Matoo along-with his wife approached him and narrated that he is also a Dry Fruit Business Man having business in the name ‘Sadaf Dry Fruit’ Vidhata Nagar Bathindi Jammu who started taking consignments from the complainant and initially continued making payments to build trust.

One day he told the complainant that he had received a huge Army contract and a lot of Dry Fruit are required to be supplied to the Army, taking up his sweet words and trusting him as a good gentleman, the complainant supplied huge quantity of Dry Fruits worth Crores rupees, and these accused persons shifted to Srinagar and went underground. The complainant further alleged that accused on finding him issued cheques worth Rs. 1,45,50,000 to the complainant, but all the cheques were dishonored and bounced by the concerned bank for insufficient balance and the accused persons again went underground. 

Taking cognizance of the matter, Crime Branch Jammu registered a Criminal case U/S 420,120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch Jammu. During Course of investigation it was established that, said Tousef Ahmed Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmed Bhatt R/o MugalMusjidHawal Srinagar is main conspirator who hatched the conspiracy with accused ReyazAhmed Mattoand Ruqaya to dupe hard earned money of complainant. Reyaz Ahmed Matto has purchased land in the name of his wife and constructed building on it worth Crores of rupees out of the money looted from the complainant and then transferred it to the name of Shakeela Begum who is the mother of Tousef Bhatt. Both the accused are on Police remand for seven days. Meanwhile their bail application has been rejected by the Court of IInd Munsiff, Jammu.  APP Mst. NaveedAnjum assisted by the I.O. presented the facts of the case in a meticulous way.

Searches were made at their places of hiding and mobile phones, debit cards & other documents have been seized on the spot.

The accused are being put to questioning to ascertain the modus operandi of crime and other aspects related to the case. Efforts are being put to arrest other accused namely  Riyaz Ahmed Matoo S/O Gh.Mattoo R/O KawajaYarbalNizam Colony near girls Hr. Sec. School SaidaKadalRainawari Srinagar and his wife Ruqaya who are still at large. Further investigation of the case is in progress.

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