Racketeers of fake employment fraud charge-sheeted; Swindling of Rs. 42 Lakhs established; CB Jammu.
18-09-2023 : Economic Offences Wing – Crime Branch Jammu charge-sheeted 04 culprits, involved in operating fake employment racket and defrauding gullible unemployed youth of their hard money of Rs 41.90 Lakhs after they were enticed by the fraudsters with the promise of arranging them Govt. Jobs in different departments across various districts of the UT of J&K, in case FIR No. 09/ 2014 U/S 420,465,467,468,471,120-B/RPC P/S Crime Branch Jammu. Preliminary charge-sheet was produced against the following accused persons whose identity has been established during the investigation conducted so far in the case:
- Abdul Rashid Pandit S/o Habib Ullah R/o Handipora, Rafiabad ,Asthan Mohallah, Baramulla, P/S Bittergam.
- Zahoor Ahmed Bhat S/o Mohammad Maqbool Bhatt R/o Fatehpora, Baramulla.
- Ayub Mellu S/o Azam Mellu R/o Sangla Tehsil Surankote, Distt Poonch.
- Mohd Azam Mellu S/o Sain Mellu R/o Sangla Tehsil Surankote, Distt Poonch A/P Gujjar Nagar Jammu.
The case was registered in Crime Branch Jammu on the basis of a written complaint lodged by complainant (Now one of the accused) Mohammad Ayub Melu S/o Mohammad Azam wherein he alleged that he alongwith persons of District Poonch met the accused persons who posed themselves as respectable and influential people enticed him that some candidates were required in various departments for Class-IV posts for monetary considerations but after the payment, it was found that accused persons were nothing but cheaters who had duped the complainant and other similar persons of their hard earned money.
As per procedure in vogue, a preliminary verification was initiated and the allegations were prima-facie established and subsequently, the instant case was registered for in-depth investigation. Relevant record was seized, statement of witnesses recorded u/s 161. Cr.PC and 164 Cr.PC, Scientific, Circumstantial and other Material evidence was gathered and offences of cheating and duping of 53 unemployed youth of Rs. 41.90 Lakh has been established against 4 culprits. However, further investigation is continued to get more leads for thoroughly busting this deeply rooted employment racket.