STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Crime Branch Jammu (CBJ) presented preliminary charge-sheet against two notorious fraudsters for duping unemployed youth in record 58 days of arrest. After putting in rigorous efforts against all odds of lockdown situation, the Crime Branch Jammu put produced preliminary charge-sheet against fraudsters namely Pawan Kumar, son of Surinder Kumar, resident of House No. 730, lane 3, Last Matadoor Stand Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu, presently staying at House No. 328, Lane 3, Lakshmi Nagar, Talab Tillo Bohri and Sarup Lal, son of Manga Ram, resident of House No. 75, Ward 4, Rajiv Colony, Bari-Brahmana, District Samba in record time of 58 days in case registered vide FIR No. 11/2019 U/S 420, 465, 468, 471, 120B RPC at P/S Crime Branch, Jammu for duping unemployed youth fraudulently of Rs 12 lakh after luring them on pretext of providing jobs in MES Hqrs, Srinagar. The case owes its origin to a communication received from SSP Jammu on a written complaint lodged by (1) Makhan Singh, son of Munshi Ram, resident of Village Batoli Patair, Tehsil Billawar, Kathua, at present Dogra Hall Jammu; (2) Ranjit Singh, son of Shamsher Singh, resident of Tehsil Ramnagar, District Udhampur; (3) Sunil Singh, son of Padam Dev Singh, resident of Ramnagar District Udhampur and (4) Pardeep Kumar, son of Sham Lal, resident of District Udhampur against aforesaid accused for cheating them on pretext of arranging Government jobs. The omissions and commissions on the part of the accused prima facie constitute offences punishable under law and after getting approval from HQ, a formal case was registered at Police Station, Crime Branch Jammu against both the accused persons, the investigation was set in motion.
The accused were evading arrest since long by changing their locations frequently but professional team of CBJ coordinated their efforts very well and finally succeeded in effecting their arrest on 06-02-2020 and 01-03-2020 respectively. Saroop Lal, son of Manga Ram, resident of Bari-Brahmana, Samba is a notorious cheat having six other FIRs of similar nature registered against him at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu, while 2 FIRs of similar nature are registered against Pawan Kumar, son of Surinder Kumar, resident of Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu. Accused Saroop Lal is an ex-serviceman (Sipahi) possessing a top model XUV Car worth Rs. 20 lakh, branded dresses and a palatial house. For last around 20 years, he has not withdrawn his pension even single time nor has any other known source of income. During the course of investigation authentication of appointment letters from the concerned MES Department was sought and were found false and fabricated. Thus, allegations against accused persons for making false and forged documents and using them as genuine for cheating gullible unemployed youth were proved. Also, their houses were raided by team of Crime Branch Jammu and some incriminating material was also found. The Charge-sheet has been produced in the Court of law on Saturday. Bail application of both the accused persons was well contested by CBJ and was denied by Court. Both the accused persons are lodged in District Jail Amphalla Jammu for last two months. Further investigation of the case is going on as involvement of one more accused person has surfaced in the case, who is still absconding.
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