CB lodges FIR in fake employment fraud involving Rs. 52.60 lakh

JAMMU: Crime Branch Jammu has registered a formal criminal case against accused namely Mohd Rafiq Wani, S/o Gh. Rasool Wani, R/o Levdura Qazigund, District Anantnag and Nazir Ahmed, S/o Ab. Majeed Ganie, R/o Banghall Dewser, District Kulgam, A/P Khanyar Srinagar, for running a racket and duping the unemployed youth of Rs. 52.60 lakh by luring them for Govt., bank and other private company jobs in lieu of Rs. 5 lakh each.
In a written complaint, Vikram Bandyal, S/O Sansar Chand, R/O Jandrah (Kullian) Tehsil Dansal, District Jammu and others against the accused stated that accused approached the complainants at Jammu in the year 2017 telling them that they had links and approach in the Secretariat of J&K Government as well as in the private companies/Firms and had arranged employment for number of persons in Govt. Banks, Private Companies/Firms. Complainants alleged that the accused persons demanded an amount of more than Rs. 5 lakh from each complainant and being desperate for employment the amount was immediately paid. The suspects issued an appointment letter in favour of the complainant purportedly signed by Under Secretary Forest Department. Complainants further alleged that the said accused persons alongwith other persons are running a racket and giving fake appointment letters and issuing authorities to the police agencies to verify the educational documents and the antecedents of the said appointees and collecting crores of rupees by cheating the innocent unemployed youth.

On this complaint, verification was initiated and during the course of enquiry oral and documentary evidences was gathered and the allegations were substantiated. It has been prima-facie established that the accused in connivance with each other with mala fide intention have duped the complainants dishonestly of their hard earned money to the tune of Rs. 52.60 lakh by fraudulent means on pretext of arranging/ providing jobs in government and private sector thereby causing wrongful loss to complainants and gain by unlawful means to themselves.
The omissions and commissions, thereof, on the part of above accused and others prima facie constitute offences punishable under the relevant provisions of law. Accordingly, a formal case has been registered in P/S Crime Branch, Jammu against the above mentioned accused persons for in-depth investigation.