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FIR registered against imposter, 2 non-local fraudsters

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Srinagar, Apr 19: Crime Branch of police today registered a case against a Basant Bagh resident for impersonation and fraud.

The accused duped a Khansahib resident under the pretext of providing a license for Gas Agency at Pulwama and cheated him to deposit an amount of Rs 35 lakh by impersonating to be a high-profile official.

“The accused in turn handed over fake and forged documents to the complainant purported to have been issued by the Union Petroleum Ministry,” a statement of the Crime Branch said.

Crime Branch also lodged FIR against two non-local fraudsters for duping a Srinagar resident under the pretext of winning Rs 6 lakhs in a lucky draw.

“The fraudsters induced the complainant to deposit Rs 58850 as processing fee and GST into the account numbers maintained and operated in the name of the accused persons,” a statement of the Crime Branch said.

The Crime Branch officiating officer said the accused cheated the complainant dishonestly and fraudulently thereby caused wrongful gain upon themselves against corresponding loss to the complainant.

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