Crime Branch arrests fraudster for duping crores of rupees by fraudulent means.

Poonch: On 16.05.2019, a complaint was lodged at P/S Mendhar District Poonch by Sh. Abdul Karim S/o Sh. Raj Mohd. R/o Pathanteer Mendhar and others duly endorsed by  DIG Rajouri Poonch Range  and  forwarded by  SDPO Mendhar alleging there in that accused (1) Tariq Mehmood S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch, (2)  Murtaza Ahmed S/o Mohd Bashir R/o Chak Banok Trhsil Mendhar, (3) Imtiaz Ahmed S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Mendhar and others duped Crores of rupees from the inhabitants of Tehsil Mendhar and its surrounding areas on the pretext of providing different products with huge interest. On receipt of the said complaint case FIR No. 70/2019 u/s 420/RPC was registered at P/S Mendhar. In view of the aggrievedness of inhabitants and sensitivity of the case, the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch, Jammu by PHQ J&K Srinagar.  The investigation of the case was taken up by the Crime Branch on 22.05.2019 and accordingly a SIT comprising  Inspr.  Mashkoor Giri, Inspr. Urfan Wani, SI Hilal Azhar and ASI Mohd. Sayeed  headed by Sh. Bushan Kumar Ganjoo, Dy. Superintendent of Police Crime Branch, Jammu was constituted  who swung into action and arrested main  accused Tariq Mehmood S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch. The accused was interrogated to ascertain the modus operandi of crime and other aspects related to the case. It reveals that said accused is a Pharmacist and presently posted at health sub Centre Bathoi, Mahore District Reasi who  has reportedly been suspended by the authorities. The accused disclosed  that he alongwith  his other co-accused  opened  a company  under the  name of Style of “Hablas-e-Commerce Pvt.  Ltd.” located  at Mendhar  District  Poonch. The  said company was opened  by them in the month of  February, 2018 and after  opening  the company  he alongwith  his  co-accused  collected  money  from  different  individuals  on the pretext of  providing them  various   products  with huge interest of  principle  amount etc. In this process  he collected huge  amounts  from different  individuals  in  crores. The accused admitted  that he  has committed  a mistake.  During  interrogation  he also  disclosed  that out  of money  collected  from the  different individuals  he has  purchased  a house for an amount of  Rs. 1.20 Crore from  one  Kala  Bali located a Dhaki Mendhar and has  also paid  Rs. 1.21 Crores to Shoket Khan  contractor, Rs. 40.00 lakh to Mohd. Shafi, Rs. 60.00 lakh to Nissar  Ahmed, Rs. 30.00 to Mushtafa  Ahmed and  Rs. 35.00 lakh to  Mohd. Rafiq  on 10% interest etc. besides  he has kept about Rs.  1.00 Crore with his father in law Nazir Hussain and an equal amount each with his  other co-accused persons. The said accused has presently been lodged in district  jail Amphala on judicial remand.

During investigation   it reveals that accused  Shazia Kouser  W/o  accused  Tariq Mehmood  R/o village chhungan and   Advocate  Jaffar Iqbal S/o Nizam Din R/o Gujjar Mohallah  upper  Paloura Jammu were  also found  involved  hand  in gloves with  accused Tariq Mehmood and others  in the instant case for indulging  in illegal business to extort  money  from the  people by inducement/fraudulent means.  Both the accused persons were arrested on 10.06.2019 who are on police remand for interrogation. On disclosure of accused Shazia Kouser an amount of Rs. 10.00 lakh also has been recovered and seized which was  kept  under  cantonment in the  residential Qtr. of  Lecturer  Mehmood  Ahmed  who also  absconding  . The arrest of the accused and recoveries were affected by a team of Crime Branch Jammu headed by Sh. B.K Ganjoo Dy. SP Crime Branch Jammu Inspr.  Mashkoor  Giri, Inspr.  Urfan Wani, SI Hilal Azhar and  ASI Mohd. Sayeed Wani  under the supervision of Sh. Mushtaq Ahmed, Superintendent of Police Crime Branch Jammu The accused persons are being interrogated to unveil the further facts to  effect  further possible recovery as well as  trail of money  collected  by them from  various individuals fraudulently. Crime Branch  has also  recovered   02 vehicles  bearing Registration  No. JK02CD-7851 (Jeep Campas) and JK The instant case is of public interest which involves Crores of Rupees duped by JK02CE-8650 (Scorpio S-11) accused persons from the people by fraudulent means.

However, the investigation of the case is on progress.