JAMMU, September 20: On Wednesday, the Economic Offenses Wing of the Jammu Crime Branch filed a charge sheet against a fraudster for defrauding the complainant and other unemployed youth under the guise of securing for them government jobs in the MES, Railway, or Bank after convincing them that he was a powerful individual.
The 104-page chargesheet was submitted to the court for review and adjudication.
According to a spokeswoman for the Crime Branch, the case was opened following the filing of a written complaint by Manzoor Ahmed of Nan Dhryouth, Tehsil Khara, District Doda, in which it was claimed that the complainant and other victims are locals of a remote Tehsil Khara area.
Families in District Doda are underprivileged and unemployed.
They were persuaded to cooperate by the accused Sher Ali of Dangdevpur, Tehsil Mahreen, District Kathua, who claimed to be a powerful individual who would provide employment for them all at MES (Military Engineering Services), the Railway, or a Bank.
According to the complainant, the accused utilized this pretext to defraud the complainant and other victims out of a whopping Rs 5.50 lakhs.
He said that after receiving the complaint, a preliminary inquiry was carried out, the charges were found to be true in part, and the case was then registered for a thorough investigation. Scientific, circumstantial, and other material evidence was gathered, pertinent records were seized, witness statements were recorded in accordance with sections 161 of the Criminal Procedure Code and 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code, and offenses of cheating against the accused for seducing the complainant and other unemployed youth victims under the pretense of setting up government jobs have been established.