Fake contractors cards: Crime Branch conducts searches, arrests 3 accused

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 12: In the case of fake contractors cards, Crime Branch Jammu conducted a series of raids and arrested three accused besides affecting seizure of incriminating documents.
The series of raids were conducted over two days in Jammu, Banihal, Doda and few towns of District Anantnag by teams of Crime Branch Jammu.
Three accused persons viz Nazir Ahmed Zargar son of Assadullah Zargar of Dali Kuluh, Doda, Gh Mohd. Shah, son of Sonuallah Shah of Charel Lamber, Banihal, Ramban and Peer Mukhtiar Ahmed son of Peer Abdul Rehman of Qazi Mohalla Anantnag were arrested in case FIR No. 01/2020 U/S 420,465,466,467,471,120-B IPC of Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu for their involvement in hatching criminal conspiracy with concerned authorities at helm of affairs and fabricating fake contractors registration cards.
Searches were simultaneously also conducted in their hideouts at different places in Jammu, Ramban, Banihal, Doda and Anantnag and incriminating fake documents and other material were seized.
The accused were not cooperating in the investigation of the case and were constantly on run to evade arrest by frequently changing their locations ever since the instant case was registered in Crime Branch Jammu to unearth the racket, following receipt of a complaint regarding manipulations in procurement of contractor registration certificates.
Crime Branch Jammu developed specific inputs about the whereabouts of the accused, on the basis of which the accused criminals were put under constant surveillance and were ultimately tracked and arrested to face the investigation.
A written complaint was lodged in Crime Branch Jammu by Contractors of District Doda through Shadi Lal and Lal Din, alleging that the accused among others had managed fake registration cards from the office of Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir, Silk Factory Rajbagh Srinagar to grab Govt money and there is a gang of criminals who are fabricating such type of fake documents.