|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Jan 23: Crime Branch, Jammu produced preliminary charge-sheet against fraudster for duping HIV victims. According to CB spokesperson, the charge sheet has been produced against Mohd Salman son of Faim-U-Din resident of Babu Bharti, Aksa Masjid Fatehpur Road, New Islam Nagar, District Meerut, UP in case FIR No. 17/2015 u/s 420, 120-B/RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu.
The accused, who was evading arrest for a very long period, was arrested by Crime Branch team on 27-11-2019 from Meerut, UP. A written complaint was lodged by the victim with Crime Branch, Jammu in which the complainant had mentioned that her husband had died being HIV positive and she also had contracted the said disease. She came across an advertisement regarding the assured treatment of the disease and contacted one Guru Kabir Bengali as she was anxious to get herself cured fast. She was induced and assured of treatment and was made to deposit money in the account of the accused-Mohammad Salman.
She was asked to deposit money repeatedly in different account numbers to the tune of Rs 9, 34,100. But to her utter dismay, she was cheated and duped of her hard-earned money. Taking cognizance into the matter crime Branch initiated preliminary verification and prima facie established the cheating/ fraud having been committed with the complainant. Accordingly, the instant case was registered and during investigation material /electronic proof substantiated the allegations against the accused. However, sensing action against them, the accused were at large, evading their arrest.
But with the professional approach and coordinated efforts, the presence of fraudster Mohd Salman was located in Meerut UP and after repeated raids, arrested the accused to face the investigation. The investigation has been concluded as challan and a preliminary charge sheet has been produced against the accused, who is under judicial custody, before Sub-Judge, JMIC Jammu today for judicial determination. However, further investigation of the case is going on to trace the other accused persons who are evading their arrest.