EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, Feb 24: Acting tough against the accused involved in the racket of preparing fake contractor registration cards, Crime Branch (CB) Jammu continued raids in Anantnag and Srinagar districts in Kashmir Valley and arrested 3 accused, who are involved in the racket of fabricating fake contractor cards.
Those who were arrested include a kingpin of the racket Bilal Ahmed Wani S/O Mohd Akber Wani R/O Pashwara, Dalgate, Srinagar, Bilal Ahmed Dar S/O Gul Mohd Dar R/o Dabwane Anantnag (Supervisor in R&B PWD Ramban) and Mohd Amin Rather S/O Gh. Mohd Rather R/o Dharna Tehsil, Dooru, District Anantnag (Agent).
They were arrested in case FIR No. 01/2020 U/S 420,465,466,467,471,120-B IPC of Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu. Their hideouts have also been searched under orders of Judicial Magistrate. Bilal Ahmed Wani is a kingpin for operating the racket. He is presently serving in UEED Srinagar and was earlier dismissed from service but was later reinstated into service after 15 years through the Court of law in 2016.
The accused were not cooperating in the investigation of the case and were constantly on run to evade arrest by frequently changing their locations ever since the instant case was registered in Crime Branch Jammu to unearth the racket, following receipt of a complaint regarding manipulations in procurement of contractor registration certificates. Crime Branch Jammu developed specific inputs about the whereabouts of the accused, on the basis of which the accused criminals were put under constant surveillance and were ultimately tracked and arrested to face the investigation. Four arrests have already been made by Crime Branch, Jammu in the case.
A written complaint was lodged in Crime Branch Jammu by Contractors of District Doda through Shadi Lal and Lal Din R/O Doda, alleging that the accused among others had managed fake registration cards from the office of Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir, Silk Factory Rajbagh Srinagar to grab government money and there is a gang of criminals who are fabricating such type of fake documents.