Srinagar, Nov 02 : Crime Branch Jammu on Monday claimed to have registered a formal case against Srinagar residents for running a racket and duping the unemployed youth of Rs 52.60 lacs by luring them for government, banks and other private companies in lieu of Rs. 5 lacs each.
According to a statement issued to press, Crime Branch Jammu registered a formal criminal case against accused Muhammad Rafiq Wani, son of Ghulam Rasool Wani of Levdura Qazigund Kashmir District Anantnag and Nazir Ahmed, son of Abdul Majeed Ganie of Banghall Dewser District Kulgam at present Khanyaer Srinagar, for running a racket and duping the unemployed youth of Rs 52.60 lacs by luring them for Govt., banks and other private Companies in lieu of Rs. 5 lacs each.
“In a written complaint, Vikram Bandyal, son of Sansar Chand of Jandrah (Kullian) Tehsil Dansaal District Jammu and others against the accused stated that accused approached the complainants at Jammu in the month of 2017 telling them that they had links and approach in the Secretariat of J&K Government as well as in the private companies/Firms and had arranged employment for number of persons in Govt. Banks, Private Companies/Firms,” the statement said.
It added that the complainants alleged that the accused persons demanded an amount of more than Rs 05 lakh from the each complainant & being desperate for employment the amount was immediately paid. The suspects issued an appointment letter in favour of the complainant purportedly signed by Under Secretary Forest Department.
“Complainants further alleged that the said accused persons alongwith other persons are running a racket and giving fake appointment letters and issuing authorities to the police agencies to verify the educational documents and the antecedents of the like appointees and collecting crores of money by cheating the innocent unemployed youth,” it said.
On this complaint, verification was initiated and during the course of enquiry oral and documentary evidences was gathered and the allegations were substantiated. It has been prima-facie established that the accused in connivance with each other with mala fide intention have duped the complainants dishonestly of their hard earned money to the tune of Rs. 52.60 lacs by fraudulent means on pretext of arranging/providing jobs in government and private sector thereby causing wrongful loss to complainants and gain by unlawful means to themselves, the statement said.
“The omissions and commissions, thereof, on the part of above accused and others prima facie constitute offences punishable under the relevant provisions of law. Accordingly, a formal case is registered in P/S Crime Branch, Jammu against the above mentioned accused persons for in-depth investigation,” the statement added.