SRINAGAR: A Special team from the Economic Offences Wing, Crime Branch Jammu has apprehended two absconders after four years, accused of involvement in an inter-state bookie business and illegally siphoning off Rs. 1.64 Crore.

In an official statement, the apprehended individuals were identified as Jatin and Jatinder, implicated in Case FIR No 02/2020 U/S 409, 411, 414, 420, 447-A, 34/IPC r/w Sec 13(2) PC Act P/S CB Jammu.

Their charges relate to the operation of an inter-state bookie business and the illegal diversion of Rs 1.64 Crore, revenue collected by a cashier (one of the accused) of the Jal Shakti Department.

The statement indicates that both accused were part of a group of four individuals involved in the FIR case. Nikhil Gandral and Inderpal Singh, the other co-accused, had already faced legal consequences as the Crime Branch Jammu presented a charge sheet against them in court, establishing their guilt based on the investigation’s merits.

“The absconding sibling duo was on the run, evading arrest for nearly four years, before being apprehended outside J&K by a Special team of Crime Branch Jammu. The arrest was carried out with a meticulous, well-coordinated, and executed plan,” the statement read.


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