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Accused in high profile online fraud in Poonch bought flat worth Rs 1.5 crore in Delhi

Last Updated on March 9, 2021 at 4:07 pm

Crime Branch Jammu produced supplementary charge-sheet-II against Tariq Mehmood, Murtaza Ahmed, Imitiaz Ahmed and Ali Mohd in a high profile case of multi-crore fraud.

The accused were booked for their involvement in duping gullible people of their money on the pretext of doubling it within 3 weeks time by inducement. Preliminary Charge-sheet of the case has already been produced by Crime Branch Jammu against 6 accused persons in the court of Sub-Judge Mendhar on 20-07-2019 followed by production of supplementary charge-sheet No.I against 2 more accused persons on 04-04-2020.

A written Complaint was lodged with P/S Mendhar in District Poonch by Abdul Karim resident of Pathanateer Mendhar District Poonch and others, alleging therein that the above accused among other co-accused induced and duped the gullible people of Tehsil Mendhar and its surrounding areas by offering online shopping of quality products on huge discounts along with gift items and later
by accepting cash deposits with the promise of doubling the money in 3 weeks time and thereby duping thousands of people of their hard earned money running in crores of rupees.

Initially case was registered at P/S Mendhar but being a case of immense public importance, the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch, Jammu by PHQ J&K and the investigation of the case was taken up by the Crime Branch on 22.05.2019 and accordingly a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted by Crime Branch, Jammu to have in depth investigation of the case.

During the course of investigation 9 accused persons were arrested by Crime Branch, Jammu and on their disclosure, recoveries were made in the form of both cash and kind which included 5 vehicles besides seizing and sealing immoveable property in the form of shops belonging to the accused in Poonch.

“It has also been established that prime accused Tariq has diverted a huge amount of money from the money collected from people for his personal gains, as during investigation it has been found that the said accused has booked a flat at Delhi for an amount of Rs 1.5 Crores for which he has paid a consideration amount of Rs 28 lacs to the concerned. Moreover, accused Ali Mohd who was evading his arrest had fled to Saudi Arabia and was arrested by Crime Branch team after putting in hard efforts” a police spokesperson said.