7th accused in recruitment scam arrested

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Sept 12: Police today arrested 7th accused for duping people and looting money from them by promising jobs.
A written complaint was filed at Police Station Kothibagh last month by one Anayatullah Dar son of Abdul Salam Dar of Gund Jafar Lalan Anantnag, in which it was alleged that one Bashir Ahmad Gagloo in lieu of financial considerations made false promises of arranging jobs in Jammu and Kashmir Bank and deceived many people, looting their hard earned money of many aspiring candidates.
Police registered a case and during the investigation some letter pads were seized from the accused and subsequently after obtaining the CDRs, bank statements of the accused persons a prima facie case of fraud was established leading to arrest seven accused.
They have been identified as Bashir Ahmad Gagloo son of Abdul Aziz of Kursoo Ghat Padshahibagh Srinagar who is running business of Houseboats; Manzoor Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Ahmad of Barsoo Ganderbal, a Property Dealer; Abdul Rashid Sheikh son of Ali Mohammad of Haran Ganderbal A/P Gousia Colony Bemina Srinagar who is Telephone Operator in PDD; Mohammad Abdullah Mir son of Abdul Gaffar of Shilwat Sumbal Bandipora, owner of Milk Factory “TAHOOR”; Nazir Ahmad Ganie son of Abdul Majeed of Divsar Kulgam, a Property Dealer; Ashiq Hussain Baba son of Sharief Uddin Baba of Babagund Rafiabad Dangiwacha Baramulla, an orderly in JKPSC and Peer Mohammad Ashraf son of Peer Wali Mohammad of Shangus Nowgam Anantnag, a retired teacher.
Police said that all the accused persons were hand-in-glove with each other and with some other touts of Jammu province as well as with some outside UT of J&K also.
The SSP Srinagar, looking at the sensitivity of the case, constituted a Special Investigation Team headed by SDPO Kothibagh along with 6 members for concluding the investigation on fast track basis.