In a major breakthrough, Crime Branch Jammu claimed to have recovered Rs 30.50 lakh in case FIR 70/2019 u/s 420 RPC registered at P/S Mendhar (now Crime Branch, Jammu).
“The money was swindled by the accused from the gullible people of Tehsil Mendhar and its surrounding areas on the pretext of providing them different products with huge interest,” a statement here said.
The amount was paid by accused Tariq Mehmood to one Javaid Iqbal S/o Mir Mohd R/o Dharana Tehsil Mendhar District Poonch for further investment.
“The other recoveries made in the case so far include Rs 25, 99,500 (total amount recovered RS 56.50 lakh),” the statement said.
Besides, the Crime Branch has seized many vehicles bearing registration numbers: JK02CE-8650 Scorpio; JK02CF-7112 Scorpio; JK02CD-1112 Creta; JK02CD-7851 Jeep Campas.
“Shops and building belonging to the accused have also been sealed,” it said.
Earlier, on 16 May 2019, a complaint was lodged with P/S Mendhar District Poonch alleging that the accused had duped the gullible people.
“On receipt of the complaint case FIR 70/2019 u/s 420/RPC was registered at P/S Mendhar. Being a case of immense public importance, the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch, Jammu by PHQ J&K on 20 May 2019 and the investigation of the case was taken up by the Crime Branch on 22 May 2019,” it said.
“A SIT was constituted by Crime Branch, Jammu to have in depth investigation of the case. During the course of investigation six accused persons have been arrested and the preliminary charge sheet of the case has been produced before the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Mendhar, Poonch.”
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