Crime Branch books three for fraud, impersonation

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Apr 19: Crime Branch (CB) Kashmir today booked three persons in two different cases for fraud and impersonation.
In first case, the CB registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a Basant Bagh resident for impersonation and fraud. The accused duped a Khansahib resident of Rs 35 lakh under the pretext of providing a license for Gas Agency at Pulwama by impersonating to be a high-profile official.
“The accused in turn handed over fake and forged documents to the complainant purported to have been issued by the Union Petroleum Ministry,” a statement of the Crime Branch said.
In second case, the CB lodged an FIR against two non-local fraudsters for duping a Srinagar resident under the pretext of winning Rs 6 lakh in a lucky draw.
“The fraudsters induced the complainant to deposit Rs 58850 as processing fee and GST into the account numbers maintained and operated in the name of the accused persons,” a statement of the Crime Branch said.
The Crime Branch officiating officer said the accused cheated the complainant dishonestly and fraudulently thereby caused wrongful gain upon themselves against corresponding loss to the complainant.