Srinagar Lawyer Seeks Details Of Amount Spent On Conman’s Perks

SRINAGAR: Aamir Masoodi, a lawyer from Srinagar, has submitted a request under the Right to Information Act (RTI) to the Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir. The application seeks disclosure of the total expenditure incurred on accommodation, transportation, and other expenses for the alleged fraudster from Gujarat, Kiran Patel.

Masoodi has also asked for information about the department responsible for covering the expenses during Patel Kiran Bhai’s previous two visits to the Kashmir valley before his arrest last month. The RTI application comes amid growing interest and speculation regarding the case, as authorities investigate the extent of Patel Kiran Bhai’s alleged fraudulent activities in the region.

In another development, a resident of Rambagh in Srinagar has filed a complaint with the court, seeking an FIR against Patel for allegedly defrauding him of Rs. 18 lakhs as share amount in a company. The complaint, filed through advocate Masoodi, states that Patel, who identified himself as Chetan Prakash from Begumpur in North West Delhi and the managing partner of a company dealing in areca nuts, convinced the complainant to invest in the said company. The resident of Rambagh alleged that he paid Rs. 18 lakhs in various installments after interacting with Patel at Pratap Park in Srinagar and at a restaurant in the city last year.

On last Wednesday, the government ordered an inquiry into the visits of “Kiran Patel,” who posed as a PMO official and enjoyed five-star treatment for a significant amount of time before being arrested for his fraudulent activities. The Divisional Commissioner of Srinagar is conducting the investigation and is required to submit a report within a week. It’s worth noting that Patel was on his third visit to the Kashmir Valley when he was caught by security officials at a five-star hotel in the Nishat area of Srinagar on March 2.

As per the police report, Patel has prima facie forged and manufactured some documents including some visiting cards on the basis of which he has defrauded not only a single or group of person but “extremely elevated class of the society including high officials of the civil administration and police authorities.” At the end of the day, the police said, Patel succeeded in getting Z Category Security, bullet proof vehicle and enjoyed five star protocol “brazenly” for a considerable period of time. (GNS)


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