20 Aug 2020
The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Udhampur on Thursday framed charges against the 12 accused persons allegedly involved in extortion of money worth crores of rupees from an Industrialist, the Crime Branch Jammu said.
The CB Jammu spokesman said that Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Udhampur has framed charges against all the 12 accused persons in case under FIR number 110/2013 under sections 420, 120-B/RPC at Police Station Kud (Under Investigation with Crime Branch Jammu) on 20-08-2020 for their involvement in extortion of money worth croroes of rupees from an Industrialist Raj Kumar Gupta – the complainant, preliminary charge-sheet of which was produced by Crime Branch Jammu on 26-12-2018.
“Brief facts are complainant- Raj Kumar Gupta was lured and assured by the accused Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Pervez Ahmed Mir, both residents Batote on the pretext to purchase of precious metal (Trath Gola) from some Bakerwals at Patnitop, who were already planted by them to participate in a pre-planned game of looting hard earned money of the industrialist,” the statement issued here said.
It added that he was induced that he would become a familiar and popular businessman just like big industrialists of the country so he paid an amount of Rs.5.60 Crores to the accused for purchase of the so called precious metle (Trat-Gola).
“The case came to be initially registered with Police Station Kud on the written complainant. Later, the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch Jammu,” spokesman said.
During the investigation, the allegations were proved against 12 accused persons by Crime Branch Jammu and charge sheet was accordingly produced before the Court of CJM Udhampur, he said.
The Court in its proceedings has framed charges against Irfan Hamid Zargar, son of Abdul Hamid Zargar of Drundi Bhala A/P near Dak Banglow Doda City, Muhammad Iqbal, son of Haji Suba of Mansar, Muhammad Akhter Mir, son of Abdul Rashid Mir of Batote, Muddasir, son of Muhammad Iqbal Bakerwal of Mansar, Abdul Jaleel, son of Haji Soba of Mansar, Ventakata Krishana Madgula, son of Shiv Ram Babu of Podena Rao Nagar (Tester of Trath Gola), Parvej Ahmed Mir, son of Abdul Rashid Mir of W.No. 01, Batote, Muhammad Tahir Bakerwal, son of Haji Soba of Mansar, Imran Khan, son of Abdul Jaleel Bakerwal of Mansar, Gundeep Singh, son of Balwant Singh of 281/F Sainik Colony Jammu, Angat Manhas, son of Hakam Singh of Kandhote Tehsil Thathri District Doda and Sandeep Singh Rana, son of Naib Singh Rana of Parnote Tehsil Doda.
While framing the charges, the court has observed that there is sufficient material available on the file, prima facie presuming the commission of offence by the accused and therefore they are accordingly charged for the commission of offences Under Section 420, 120-B, IPC