Crime Branch arrests fraudsters for cheating job seekers

Srinagar

The office of Crime Branch Kashmir today arrested two fraudsters for a cheating number of job seekers.

According to a communication, Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint intimating that on 20-01-2019 CRPF Madadgar received a call from one Liyaqat Chowdhary (the complainant) from Village Mangnar District Poonch complaining that he along with the 12 other boys have been duped to the tune of Rs 43 Lakh over the promise of providing them jobs in CRPF.

The official communication reads that the aggrieved were made to go through an explicit recruitment procedure wherein they were made to undergo Medical as well as a physical examination at 182 Bn. CRPF Camp Pulwama. Besides a fake website, www.crpfindia.gov.in was also created and fake selection list was uploaded on it showing the names of the complainant and others in it.  The appointment letters were also provided to them, which bore fake stamps of 3rd Battalion of CRPF to make the whole process look like genuine recruitment. However, the process turned out to be fake.

The CB Kashmir accordingly registered a case FIR No 07/2019 under relevant sections of law and investigation was taken up. During the course of the investigation, two accused persons (fraudsters) viz. Ab Hamid S/o Sonallah Dar R/o Kakawthal Kreeri Pattan A/P Mustafa Abad HMT Zainkote and Showkat Ahmad Malik S/o Mohammad Yousuf Malik R/o Handwara were arrested.

The house search of the accused was also conducted which led to the recovery of various fake appointment orders, state subject certificates. The investigation of the instant case is going on and more arrests are expected. People have been requested to remain cautious against such fraudsters.

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