‘Give us three lakhs and we’ll get jobs for both your sons’

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Apr 6: The Jammu wing of crime branch (CB) yesterday registered a case against a man and his son for allegedly duping an employee with fake promise to manage jobs for his sons in J&K Bank.

The accused included Mirza Mohammad Ashraf Malik, son of Gul Mohammad Malik of Gagrien, Shopian, and his son Shah Nawaz Malik. They were alleged to have duped Harbans Lal Bhagat, son of Kanshi Ram of EWS Colony, Roop Nagar.

According to the complaint, endorsed by CJM, Jammu, Bhagat was posted in Srinagar where he came in contact with the accused and developed close friendly relations with them. As he was desperately searching for jobs for his unemployed sons, the accused allegedly assured him to get them appointed in J&K Bank by making a false claim that they were closely associated with then finance minister A R Rather.

Following the assurance, the complainant paid them Rs 3 lakh as advance on January 30, 2014 through cheque Nos 14889, 14890 and 14891 worth Rs 1 lakh each, but no appointment order was provided. When despite repeated requests, the accused kept delaying the matter, Bhagat decided to take legal course.

During preliminary inquiry, CB found that the accused had allured the complainant on the pretext of providing jobs of cashier-cum-clerk in J&K Bank to his sons and in turn took Rs 3.00 lakh through three cheques. While one cheque was encashed by the accused from the account of the complainant, the other two cheques were deposited in Shopian branch of J&K Bank in A/c No 0018020450001036.

After completion of investigation, FIR was registered against the accused for offences punishable under sections 420, 406 and 120-B of RPC

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