Crime Branch book two for duping unemployed of Rs 52.60 lakh

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Jammu, November 2: Crime Branch here on Monday registered a formal criminal case against one Mohammad Rafiq Wani of Kashmir’s Qazigund area of Anantnag district and Nazir Ahmed of Banghall Dewser in Kulgam district for allegedly duping unemployed youth of Rs 52.60 lakh by luring them for jobs in government, banks and other private companies in lieu of Rs 5 lakh each. 

Initially, Crime Branch had received a complaint from some people including one Vikram Bandyal of Jandrah in Jammu district stating that the accused approached the complainants in 2017 telling them that they had arranged jobs in government and private sector on the basis of their links in the civil secretariat, as well as in the private companies. For getting appointment letters, they demanded more than Rs 5 lakh from the each complainant who being desperate for getting a job paid the money immediately.

The accused issued an appointment letter in favour of the complainant purportedly signed by Under Secretary Forest Department. 

On this complaint, verification was initiated and during the course of enquiry oral and documentary evidences was gathered and the allegations were substantiated. It has been prima-facie established that the accused in connivance with each other with mala fide intention have duped the complainants dishonestly of their hard earned money to the tune of   Rs 52.60 lacs by fraudulent means on pretext of arranging/providing jobs in government and private sector thereby causing wrongful loss to complainants and gain by unlawful means to themselves.