Jammu, Dec 29 : Crime Branch Jammu on Tuesday claimed to have filed a case against two persons for their alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy and cheating in order to dupe the complainants of their hard earned money through fraudulent means.
According to a statement , CB Jammu said it registered a formal criminal case against accused including Ajay Bali, son of Gopi Chand of Roop Nagar Jammu, Rajinder Singh, son of Chail Singh of Sangaldan, Ramban, A/P 129 New Plot, Jammu along with other cheaters/fraudsters for their involvement in criminal conspiracy & cheating in order to dupe the complainants of their hard earned money through fraudulent means, to the tune of Rs 80 lacs on the pretext of selling 2 Kanals of prime piece of land in Jammu.
“A written complaint was lodged by Prithvi Singh S/O BadriNath R/O Sari District, Ramban in Crime Branch to the effect that he purchased 02 Kanals land at village KaluChak, Jammu against ‘the agreement to sell’ dated 02.06.2017, executed by accused for an amount 3, 40,000/-which was paid in cash and through cheques also but no physical possession of the land was given to him. Moreover, the land already stood mortgaged with the Central Bank of India, Branch, TallabTillo, Jammu,” the statement said.
It said that during the period of agreement one Kanal of the land stood in the name of SahilShaik R/O 171 Govt. Housing Colony MehtabBagh, Srinagar and on the advice of the above accused complainant again transferred money by issuing cheques in the account of ShailShaik and Jyoti Devi, wife of Sham – partners of the accused besides Rs. 5.00 lacs by cash. Another complaint of similar nature was lodged by Capt. Sagar Singh, son of late BadriNath of PalliDomiti, Ramban who is the real brother of complainant, Prithvi Singh alleging therein that he purchased land against the ‘agreement to sell’ executed by accused Ajay Bali for land measuring 10 Marla situated at KoteBalwal and he gave Rs. 7.09 lacs in total to accused Ajay Bali and his partners for purchase of land but no physical possession of land has been given to him.
“On receipts of complaints, preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch, Jammu and during enquiry statement of the complainants/witnesses and the record pertaining to bank transactions received from various banks and concerned Revenue offices, it has been prima facie found that accused in criminal connivance with each other besides other cheaters/fraudsters have collected huge amount of money through cheques and cash from the complainants through fraudulent means on the pretext of selling land to them. Thus, the accused persons duped the complainants of their hard earned money amounting to Rs. 80 lacs by fraudulent means on pretext of providing land and accordingly caused wrongful loss to the complainants and wrongful gains to themselves,” the statement said.
Accordingly, the CB Jammu said that a formal case is registered in Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu and investigation of the case has been set in motion—(KNO)