Udhampur: A villager who had faked his own disappearance after being unable to repay money borrowed from locals during his daughter’s marriage was recovered by Jammu and Kashmir Police within 24 hours of the registration of a missing complaint.
The complaint was lodged by his father Panjabu of Junglegali stating that his son had been missing under suspicious circumstances and his clothes were found on a link road adjacent to path en route his home.
Accordingly, Udhampur SSP constituted a special police team under the supervision of Additional SP. Led by DySP (Hqrs) Udhampur and assisted by SHO Rehambal Police Station and and Incharge Tikri Police Post, Inspector Jaswinder Singh, the team swung into action and raided at some suspected places for the search of the missing person.
After minutely inspecting the spot, police after conducting preliminary investigations ruled out kidnapping or murder as the spot clothes were found, did not suggest any kind of struggle.
Finally, police team tracked his location by utilising human and technical intelligence and finally got the information that he was in Khalda, Sukal Gali area (Udh-Reasi Border). Acting on specific leads, police team was able to recovered the missing person within the 24 hours after the complaint.
During the detailed questioning, the accused broke down and confessed that he had staged his disappearance by pretending that he was kidnapped/murdered by his sister-in-law Shano w/o Santhoku Ram of Jungle Gali as he had some dispute with her and his brothers since long. She had also filed a civil suit against him recently.
The police further found that the said person had also borrowed around Rs 1.5 lakh from locals during marriage of his daughter and was finding it difficult to repay the amount leading him to devise this plan.