Early Times Report
Jammu, Jan 10: The victims of Non-banking Finance Company run by Bashir Ahmad Manhas, son of Mohd Adam Khan of Surankote under the name and style of "United Endowment Ltd" at Surankote, had alleged that the concerned company has duped them with fake promises of doubling their amount. The victims also demanded handing over of the case to CBI and Vigilance Organization (VO), as Crime Branch police is 'Hand in gloves' with the accused.
According to document, in possession of Early Times said that since the accused belonged to a very reputed family, the locals reposed faith in him and deposited huge amount in the shape of Fixed Deposits (FDs), believing that the amount shall be doubled after four years.
"Little less they know that they are being duped and their hard earned money shall be misappropriated," said victims, adding, when accused amassed crores of rupees and assumed that the terms of some FDs have matured, the accused escaped with money and went underground.
Consequently nine cases have been registered at different places which were ultimately transferred to Crime Branch J&K.
"It is a sorry state of affairs that these cases were haphazardly investigated by different Investigating Officers of Crime Branch. The officials have joined hands with these criminals for vested interests and provided fake reports," alleged victims.
maintained that the investigation was conducted so badly that four of these reports challaned in the court of law got out rightly dismissed by the Court. The other cases in the court of law are still pending without any charge. Challan of case under FIR 182/2001 registered in Mendhar police station has been produced recentally while the main accused is free.
Fifteen yrs on, victims of a fake finance company are craving for justice. They have demanded to handover the case to CBI or VO.
RTI filed by one Zakir Hussain Shah said that height of the injustice is that the property seized/freeze in these cases are sold with active connivance of Revenue and Crime Branch officials even before production of challans in the court of law. Even after production of record about the selling of these properties was produced no action was taken by crime branch and these persons had to knock the doors of Court from where necessary orders for registration of case u/s 156 (3) CrPC were issued. Despite court orders it took months for registration of case under FIR No. 67/2015 U/S 420/406/120-B RPC 5(11) of Corruption Act P/S Crime Branch Jammu. Months have lapsed after registration of case but no investigation is being carried out and these sufferers are crying for justice.
They have requested the Governor for issuance of necessary directions to the concerned authorities as the Police itself are involved in the same and there are apprehensions that the case shall never be investigated property and vigorously by them.