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Jammu, Nov 28

Crime Branch Jammu on Saturday claimed to have booked fraudsters for cheating and duping unemployed youth on the pretext of government jobs.

“Crime Branch Jammu registered a criminal case under the relevant provisions of law against the accused Mushtaq Ahmed Ganai of BaniMulla, Kulgam, Fayaz Ahmed Dar of Chanpora, Pattan, Manzoor Hussain Qadri of Sopore and others for cheating and duping the complainant along with chain of other gullible unemployed youth of Jammu province by inducing them on the pretext of arranging jobs in various government departments,” a statement issued to the news agency reads.

The statement reads that a written complaint was received in Crime Branch, Jammu wherein complainant viz Raman Kattru and others have alleged therein that the above accused persons on the pretext of arranging government jobs swindled huge money from them after issuing fake appointment orders in their favour.

“In 2013, the complainant had met Fayaz Ahmed Dar through a person whose name was also Fayaz Ahmed and happened to be their mutual friend. The complainant was induced that Fayaz Ahmed Dar had many links with officers and enjoyed good relations/contacts with them and could arrange Government job in J&K Forest Department,” it added.

“He was given an appointment order with a post mentioned as Forester and was asked to keep it secret till the process was completed. He was told by the accused that officers in the Department have powers to appoint out of their personal quota but they do not want to disclose it and make it public. After that he asked him to come to Srinagar within 20 days for joining and within this period he called him on telephone and asked him to pay Rs. 4,50,000/-. The complainant managed money by selling jewellery of his wife besides taking money on interest from Mathoot Finance against some jewellery. He gave half an amount through cheque and the remaining half in cash after joining the next day at Srinagar in the Forest office near Silk Factory Rajbagh Srinagar,” the statement further reads.

It added that he was later presented before one Manzoor Ahmed Qadri, Section Officer. “He was posted in Hyderpora Range and attached with Senior Forester whose name was Owais Khan and he was from Anantnag. While he was made to render his services in the Department without any salary for two years on the pretext of delay in the process of his service verifications, in the meantime the accused chained in many gullible youth on the same lines and duped them also of their hard earned money,” the official communiqué reads.

Taking cognizance into the matter, a preliminary verification was conducted by Crime Branch, Jammu.

During the course of enquiry both documentary and oral evidence was collected, which has Prima facie established commission of the Crime. Accordingly, a formal criminal case has been registered against the accused under the relevant sections of law for in-depth probe against the said accused persons and investigation initiated, it added.

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