Interstate fraudsters arrested by Crime Branch, Rs. 60 lacs recovered

Jammu: On a written complaint lodged by Ravinder Kumar Gupta S/o Lt. Mulkh Raj Gupta R/o Barnai Tehsil & District Jammu in Crime Branch Jammu, wherein it was alleged that in the year 2014 the complainant who is also dealing with business was duped by Gopal Lal S/o Shanker Lal R/o Bhamasha Kota and his son Gagan Lal Grain Merchant and Commission agent working at P-28 Bhamasha Mandi Kota Rajasthan who allured him to pay an amount of Rs. One Crore Twenty lacs from the complainant’s firm in different installments for the purchase of rice paddy.

The accused persons did not supplied the paddy even after receiving money in advance and have committed criminal breach of trust with the complainants firm and have dishonestly misappropriated the advance money of Rs. 1,21,70,269/- for their own use thus causing wrongful loss to the complainant’s firm and wrongful gain to themselves, CBJ spokesman said Valley Media Service in a statement.

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On receipt of this complaint, a preliminary verification was conducted and on the basis of enquiry the allegations leveled by the complainant have prima facie been established against the alleged accused persons for duping of hard earned money of the complainant on the pretext of selling paddy to him by resorting fraudulent means thereby cheated the complainant and a formal case FIR No.32/2018 u/s 420,120-B/RPC was registered in P/S Crime Branch Jammu and investigation of the case was taken up.

A team of Crime Branch Jammu headed by Inspr. Urfan Wani rushed to Kota Rajasthan and accused Gagan Khandwal S/o Gopal Lal R/o Kota Rajasthan was arrested and recovery of duped amount to the tune of Rs.60,00,000/- ( Sixty lacs) were effected from the accused. The arrested accused is on police remand and investigation of the case is in progress, he added.(VMS)