JAMMU: On 16.05.2019, a complaint was lodged at P/S Mendhar District Poonch by Sh. Abdul Karim S/o Sh. Raj Mohd. R/o Pathanteer Mendhar and others duly endorsed by DIG Rajouri Poonch Range and forwarded by SDPO Mendhar alleging there in that accused (1) Tariq Mehmood S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch, (2) Murtaza Ahmed S/o Mohd Bashir R/o Chak Banok Trhsil Mendhar, (3) Imtiaz Ahmed S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Mendhar and others duped Crores of rupees from the inhabitants of Tehsil Mendhar and its
surrounding areas on the pretext of providing different products with huge interest.
On receipt of the said complaint case FIR No. 70/2019 u/s 420/RPC was registered at P/S Mendhar. In view of the aggrievedness of inhabitants and sensitivity of the case, the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch, Jammu by PHQ J&K Srinagar. The investigation of the case was taken up by the Crime Branch on
22.05.2019 and accordingly a SIT comprising Inspr. Mashkoor Giri, Inspr. Urfan Wani, SI Hilal Azhar and ASI Mohd. Sayeed headed by Sh. Bushan Kumar Ganjoo, Dy. Superintendent of Police Crime Branch, Jammu was constituted who swung into action and arrested main accused Tariq Mehmood S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch. The accused was interrogated to ascertain the modus operandi of crime and other aspects related to the case. It reveals that said accused is a Pharmacist and presently posted at health sub Centre Bathoi, Mahor District Reasi who has reportedly been suspended by the authorities. The accused disclosed that he alongwith his other co-accused opened a company under the name of Style of “Hablas-e-Commerce Pvt. Ltd.” located at Mendhar District Poonch. The said company was opened by them in the month of February, 2018
and after opening the company he alongwith his co-accused collected money from different individuals on the pretext of providing them various products with huge interest of principle amount etc. In this process he collected huge
amounts from different individuals in crores. The accused admitted that he has committed a mistake. During interrogation he also disclosed that out of money collected from the different individuals he has purchased a house for an amount of Rs. 1.20 Crore from one Kala Bali located a Dhaki Mendhar and has also paid Rs.
1.21 Crores to Shoket Khan contractor, Rs. 40.00 lakh to Mohd. Shafi, Rs. 60.00 lakh to Nissar Ahmed, Rs. 30.00 to Mushtafa Ahmed and Rs. 35.00 lakh to Mohd. Rafiq on 10% interest etc. besides he has kept about Rs. 1.00 Crore with his father in law Nazir Hussain and an equal amount each with his other co-accused persons.
The said accused has presently been lodged in district jail Amphala on judicial
During investigation it reveals that accused Shazia Kouser W/o accused Tariq Mehmood R/o village chhungan and Advocate Jaffar Iqbal S/o Nizam Din R/o Gujjar Mohallah upper Paloura Jammu were also found involved hand in
gloves with accused Tariq Mehmood and others in the instant case for indulging in illegal business to extort money from the people by inducement/fraudulent means.
Both the accused persons were arrested on 10.06.2019 who are on police remand for interrogation. On disclosure of accused Shazia Kouser an amount of Rs. 10.00 lakh also has been recovered and seized which was kept under cantonment in the residential Qtr. of Lecturer Mehmood Ahmed who also absconding . The arrest of
the accused and recoveries were affected by a team of Crime Branch Jammu headed by Sh. B.K Ganjoo Dy. SP Crime Branch Jammu Inspr. Mashkoor Giri, Inspr. Urfan Wani, SI Hilal Azhar and ASI Mohd. Sayeed Wani under the supervision of Sh. Mushtaq Ahmed, Superintendent of Police Crime Branch Jammu The accused persons are being interrogated to unveil the further facts to effect further possible recovery as well as trail of money collected by them from various individuals fraudulently. Crime Branch has also recovered 02 vehicles bearing Registration No. JK02CD-7851 (Jeep Campas) and JK The instant case is of public interest which involves Crores of Rupees duped by JK02CE-8650 (Scorpio S-11) accused persons from the people by fraudulent means.
However, the investigation of the case is on progress.