CB books ARTO, others

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 3: Crime Branch Jammu has booked Pawan Sharma, ARTO Samba, Ajay Singh, the then SHO Police Station Vijaypur, Sohail Ahmed and Zaffar Ahmed, residents of Gujjar Nagar.
According to the Crime Branch, a report of verification along with a written complaint lodged by Thoru Khan, son of Choda Khan of Gujjar Nagar against Pawan Sharma, ARTO Samba, Ajay Singh, SHO PS Vijaypur and others was received from the Vigilance Organization through AIG (Hqrs) vide communication No. VO/Veri-Jmu-12/2015-1210-11 dated 25.01.2016 for registration of a formal case.
The complainant has alleged that in March 2014 one Sohail Ahmed, son of Gulzar Ahmed of Iqbal Chowk, Gujjar Nagar approached him and offered to sell him a fresh vehicle (Polo Car) for a consideration of Rs 7 lakh which he accepted and accordingly purchased the vehicle after paying Rs 3 lakh as advance and keeping Rs 4 lakh pending till the time of registration of the vehicle.
After some time, Sohail Ahmed handed over the original Registration Certificate issued by ARTO Samba along with other documents to the complainant and received the pending amount of Rs 4 lakh. Later, the complainant came to know that the vehicle originally belonged to one Zorawar Singh of Gurah Salathia, who had purchased the vehicle on loan secured from J&K Grameen Bank Ltd but there was no mention of the hypothecation on the RC provided to him by Sohail Ahmed.
On making enquiries, Sohail Ahmed told the complainant that he had purchased the vehicle from one Zaffar Ahmed of Channi Himmat and that he should not worry about the bank loan as the NOC from the bank shall be obtained by him. However, neither the NOC was provided nor any response was made to the phone calls by Sohail Ahmed.
It was further alleged that Pawan Sharma ARTO, Samba in connivance with his staff and Sohail Ahmed had issued the RC without mentioning the hypothecation deliberately in order to have pecuniary benefits.
After some time Sohail Ahmed in connivance with Zafar Ahmed, Pawan Sharma, ARTO and Ajay Singh, SHO Vijaypur lifted his vehicle from Gujjar Nagar area and took the same to Police Station Vijaypur without any legal authority/FIR or report. Ajay Singh instead of taking any legal action against Sohail Ahmed and Zaffar Ahmed, in sheer misuse of his official powers and in furtherance of the criminal conspiracy kept the vehicle unauthorizedly in his personal possession and used the same for about a month and thereafter handed over the vehicle to Sohail and Zaffar thereby causing a huge loss to the complainant.
On receipt of this complaint, a verification was initiated in the Vigilance Organization and it was found that accused Sohail and Zaffar sold the vehicle owned by Zorawar Singh to the complainant for Rs 7 lakh and thereafter in connivance with the officers/officials of the ARTO Samba managed the transfer of RC and other documents of the vehicle in the name of the complainant on the basis of a fake bank NOC without the consent of its original owner Zorawar Singh, who at that time was behind the bars in an NDPS case registered in Punjab.
In this way all the accused persons in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy cheated the complainant solely in order to cause wrongful gains to themselves and wrongful loss to the complainant and others.

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