Preliminary charge-sheet produced against fraudster

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 23: Crime Branch Jammu today produced preliminary charge-sheet against the fraudster who allegedly duped victims of HIV and had evaded arrest for a long period being arrested from Meerut in UP, last November.
The accused Mohd Salman, son of Faim-U-Din of Meerut (UP) was involved in case FIR number 17/2015, under Section 420, 120-B/RPC, P/S Crime Branch, Jammu. The case was registered on a written complaint by the victim, whose husband had died being HIV positive and she also had contracted the said disease.
The victim came across an advertisement regarding assured treatment of the disease and contacted one Guru Kabir Bengali as she was anxious to get herself cured fast. She was induced and assured of treatment and was made to deposit money in account of the accused – Mohammad Salman. She was asked to deposit money repeatedly in different account numbers to the tune of Rs 9, 34,100. But to her utter dismay she was cheated and duped of her hard earned money.
Taking cognizance into the matter, crime Branch initiated preliminary verification and prima facie established the cheating/ fraud having been committed with the complainant. However, sensing action against them, the accused were at large, evading their arrest. But with the professional approach and coordinated efforts, the presence of fraudster Mohd Salman was located in Meerut and after repeated raids, the accused was arrested to face the investigation.
The investigation has been concluded as challan and a preliminary charge sheet has been produced against the accused, who is under judicial custody, before Sub-Judge, JMIC Jammu today for judicial determination. Further investigation of the case is going on to trace the other accused persons who are evading their arrest.