Crime Branch Jammu books a couple for fraud

Srinagar, Aug 18: Crime Branch Jammu on Wednesday a registered a criminal case under relevant provisions of law against a couple for their involvement in hatching criminal conspiracy and cheating the complainant of Rs 8,00,000.

In a statement Crime Branch Jammu registered a criminal case under relevant provisions of law against suspect – Bashir Ahmed S/O Shah Mohd. and his wife Meena both residents of Narwal Pain Satwari for their involvement in hatching criminal conspiracy and cheating / duping the complainant of Rs 8,00,000/- after offering
sale of their house to complainant against a total monetary consideration of Rs. 11.00 Lacs, despite knowing the fact that the land they were offering for sale, actually belonged to State/Defence Cantonment/Waterworks.

It reads that a written complaint was lodged by Sandeep Kumar Suri S/O Krishan Lal Suri R/O 364/7, Jawahar Nagar, Satwari Cantt, Jammu, alleging therein that the accused couple after getting the knowledge of his requirement of a residential house, offered to sell their house for a total consideration amount of Rs 11,00,000/- and on the request of the accused the complainant paid an amount of Rs 8,00,000/- as advance money with rest of the amount to be paid at the time of registration of sale deed /handing over the possession of said house. An agreement to sell was also executed between the two.

The statement futher said that the complainant requested the accused number of times to execute the sale deed and hand over the possession of house to him but accused delayed it on one or the other pretext. After waiting for about 1 ½ years, the complainant got suspicious over the behaviour of the accused and he enquired from the Revenue Department about the status of the land and house in question, where he came to know that the land over which the house of the accused exists does not belong to the accused and they are in illegal possession of the land.

It said that the complainant then insisted the accused person for refund of his advance amount paid to the accused. The accused assured the complainant that he would be proceeding on voluntarily retirement from service and would refund his money from the retirement benefits, whereas the accused had already taken retirement benefits way back, thus duping the complainant of Rs. 8.00 Lacs with undue benefit to himself.

“On receipt of this complaint, a preliminary verification was got conducted and
during the course of enquiry, relevant revenue record was obtained, ” the CB spokesman said.

It also said that the documents like Agreement to Sell, Hundi papers were also obtained. The allegations leveled by the complainant were prima-facie substantiated. Thus, for the omissions and commissions on the part of the suspect couple, a formal criminal case is registered U/S 420,120-B IPC for in-depth investigation.

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