Crime Branch arrests fraudster for duping crores of rupees by fraudulent means

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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 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 was constituted headed by Sh. Bushan Kumar Ganjoo, Dy. Superintendent of Police Crime Branch, Jammu, who swung into action and arrested main alleged accused Tariq Mehmood S/o Mohd. Aziz R/o village Chhugan Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch.

The accused is being interrogated to ascertain the modus operandi of crime and other aspects related to the case. It is pertinent to mention that said accused is a Pharmacist and presently posted at health sub Centre Bathoi, Mahore District Reasi.

The alleged accused reportedly already stands suspended by the authorities. However, the investigation of the case is in progress.

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