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Kupwara police arrested a guardian of an orphan for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 1,67,000/- using orphan’s cash certificate at a local bank.

Police said that the accused has been arrested and the cash recovered was from him. “The money has been deposited back into the orphan’s account,” police said.

Giving details, a police statement said that Habibullah Teli of Shaloora had fraudulently withdrawn an amount of Rs 1,67,000/- from J&K Bank Trehgam against a cash certificate which was existing in the name his niece Sabreena (an orphan girl) as a share of ex-gratia amount granted to her. She had received her share after the death of her father. Teli who is the guardian of the girl Sabreena and was in possession of the cash Certificate, had produced his daughter Muneera in the Bank as Sabreena and managed to withdraw the said amount.

On May 12, 2014 Sabreena came to know about the incident and she approached police station Trehgam. A case FIR No. 31/2014 u/s 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 109 RPC was registered on her application.

During the course of investigation, the relevant documents were collected by the Police and the suspected Teli was arrested and questioned. The amount of Rs 167,000/- withdrawn from the bank was recovered from him by the Police and same has been deposited in the account of victim Sabreena after completion of necessary legal formalities.


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