SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe a crime syndicate that was robbing youth by promising them jobs. Of the many persons who have been arrested so far, one major character belongs to the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, an arm of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Police sources said after the registration of a case (Fir 73 of 2022), they arrested six persons. The latest arrest is that of a person who lives in Seeloo Babagund Baramulla. It was only after his arrest that the investigators decided to constitute an SIT given the scale of exploitation of the gang.
SIT members include various police officers from Kothibagh and Maisuma police stations. They have been asked to report to the SSP on every progress they make in the investigations.
The police got the tip of the racket after they arrested “fraudster” Bashir Ahmad Gagloo who was accused of “cheating and grabbing huge amounts in lakhs from some persons promising them jobs”.
Gagloo is the the convener of the Srinagar unit of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch. The Manch leaders said they had fired Gagloo on August 20, a days before his arrest in the frauds related case.