3 booked for obtaining loan on fake documents

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 19: Crime Branch (CB) of State police has registered a case against three people for obtaining loan from Jammu and Kashmir Bank by producing fake documents in Srinagar, an official spokesman said.
He said the CB Kashmir received a communication from J&K Bank Zonal Office Srinagar, which reveals that one Farooq Ahmad Pandith, son of Abdul Jabbar Pandith, resident of Wazir Bagh Srinagar has managed a Credit Card (Silver) from J&K Bank Branch Unit Lal Mandi Srinagar by impersonating himself as Medical Officer Khansahib and produced a pay certificate duly signed and sealed by Block Medical Officer (BMO) Khansahib.
He also obtained a Credit Card with a cash limit of Rs 50,000. The alleged person also turned defaulter with an outstanding amount of Rs 48147. The same suspect has also availed loan facilities of Rs three lakhs and two lacs from Air Cargo Branch Srinagar and J&K Bank Branch Jawahar Nagar Srinagar respectively in the year 2006-2007 on the basis of pay certificate and one Javid Iqbal Shah stood as guarantor against the loan facilities against different identities in different Bank Branches.
In all the three cases the suspect Farooq Ahmad Pandith has turned defaulter and has not paid even a single instalment towards the bank thereby cheated the bank and grabbed the money of the Bank. It is further alleged that BMO Khansahib has informed that no such person exists in their records and that he has produced a fake pay certificate.
Subsequent to the receipt of this communication a Preliminary Verification was carried out by the Crime Branch Kashmir. During the probe the allegations levelled against the accused were found genuine and subsequently Case FIR RPC registered against accused, Farooq Ahmad Pandith, Dr Iqbal-uz-Zaman and Mohammad Amin Bhat in Crime Branch Kashmir.