CB arrests Punjab man for defrauding people in Jammu
Jammu: Crime Branch Jammu on Thursday arrested a local from Punjab state for “defrauding” people and recovered from his possession around Rs 45 lakh that he had taken from them in the guise of providing visas and jobs in foreign countries.
The accused has been identified as Malkeet Singh Maan, S/o Bahal Singh R/o Mauran village in Punjab’s Sunan district masquerading as Gursevak Singh, who ran a fraud company by the name of ‘M/s Wings Canadian Consultants’ operating from Hall 109/A-1, 1st Floor North Block at Bahu Plaza, Jammu, the CB Jammu said.
After registering an FIR at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu against the company, the investigation of the case was entrusted to SI Hilal Azhar of CB, Jammu.
“During the course of investigation, all the statutory requirements were completed and after hectic efforts put in, the actual identity of accused person were established and the accused namely Gursevak Singh was identified as Malkeet Singh Maan S/o Bahal Singh R/o Village Mauran Tehsil Sunan District Sangrur (Punjab) was tracked down,” the CB said.
The accused was arrested by a team of Crime Branch Jammu on Monday from Sangrur Punjab. He is currently on Police remand and investigation of the case is in progress, the CB added.
Earlier, a written complaint in Crime Branch Jammu was lodged by one Paramjeet Singh and others afterv which a preliminary enquiry was conducted by the CB.
“During enquiry it was found that the accused persons in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy changed their actual identities with fake names and had allured and cheated the innocent youths on the pretext of providing them jobs, studies and trainings abroad and in return had taken a huge amount running in lakhs of rupees,” CB said in a communique.
It said that the accused had fraudulently taken “around Rs 45 lakhs” from the victims “by resorting to fraudulent means, merely in order to cause wrongful gains for themselves and wrongful loss to the complainants”.
The accused, as per the CB, had used fake voter ID’s and aadhaar card in order to hide their identity.
“It was further found that all the accused persons had opened their office at Jammu solely with the intention of cheating and after alluring a large number of persons,” it said.