STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: In a major breakthrough, the Crime Branch wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested an absconder from Chandigarh who was accused in Rs 28 Crore fraud case and also involved in murder and attempt to murder cases. He was evading arrest for the last eight years.As per an official spokesperson, after sustained and hectic efforts, the Crime Branch was successful in arresting one Gurdeep Singh, son of Harnam Singh, resident of House No. 83/1, Channi Himmat Jammu, the prime accused in FIR 302/2012 under Sections 406, 409, 420, 468, 471 and 120-B of RPC at Police Station Gandhi Nagar, the investigation of which is being conducted by the Crime Branch.The accused was declared an absconder under Section 512 of Cr PC by the then First Additional Sessions Court in 2012 and was absconding since 8 years. He was arrested from Chandigarh after a successful raid conducted by Crime Branch after developing inputs about his whereabouts, the CB spokesperson added.He further informed that absconder Gurdeep Singhis also involved in high profile case of Police Station Channi registered vide FIR No. 164/2010 under sections 307, 34 of RPC and 3/25 of Arms Act, in which a conspiracy was hatched to assassinate an eminent citizen of Jammu. The accused is also involved in a murder case in Batote, registered vide FIR No. 72/1985 under sections 302 and 134 of RPC. In a meticulously planned raid by Crime Branch Jammu, the notorious criminal was finally arrested from Mohali, Punjab.As per brief facts of the case, a written complaint was lodged by Joginder Singh with Police Station Gandhi Nagar alleging therein that around 100 depositors from Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch, Baramulla and Srinagar had deposited their hard earned money with a finance company, opened under the name and style ‘Dutta Financers’ in Nanak Nagar in April 2011. When some depositors approached the aforesaid finance company for payment of their deposited money and interest thereupon, the Directors and other officials of the company refused to pay back the same. On receipt of the complaint, a case vide FIR No. 302/2012 was registered at Police Station Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, the spokesman added.However, keeping in view the sensitiveness and high profile nature of case, and on insistence of a large number of investors, the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch Jammu in 2013. During investigation, it was revealed that accused persons had duped general public of crores and had diverted their deposits to their own use and to procure various assets. The investigation of the case was closed as proved and preliminary Challan was filed before the court of law in 2013 by the Crime Branch. However, the accused had gone absconding, he informed.
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