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Jammu: Crime Branch, Jammu (CBJ) has produced preliminary charge-sheet against mother-son duo accused in Rs 6.5 crore fraud.

Crime Branch Jammu produced preliminary charge-sheet, against accused – Tawseef Ahmed Bhat S/O Bashir Ahmed Bhatt R/O Mughal Musjid Hawal Srinagar and Shakeela W/O Bashir Bhat R/o Mughal Musjid Hawal Srinagar (mother of Tawseef Ahmed Bhat), comprising 1229 page documents in case FIR No. 21/2019 U/S 420,120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch Jammu on 24-04-2020  in the Hon’ble Court of Forest Magistrate Jammu for duping the complainant to the tune of Rs 6.5 Crore approximately on account of a business deal of supplying dry fruit kernels, a statement issued by the Crime Branch said.

“The accused persons in connivance with the prime accused -Reyaz Ahmed Matoo – who is at run, cheated the complainant after luring and inducing him of a big business deal worth crores of rupees,” said the statement.

Giving details, the statement said that the case owes its origin to a written complaint lodged by Raees Ahmad Prop. Wals Walnuts Industries Barmani Road Sunjwan, Jammu.

The complainant had alleged that he started Fruit Business at Fruit Mandi Narwal and Factory at Bathindi Jammu in the name ‘Wals Walnuts Industries’ and one Reyaz Ahmed Matoo along-with his wife approached him and narrated that he is also a Dry Fruit businessman, having business in the name ‘Sadaf  Dry Fruit’ at Vidhata Nagar Bathindi Jammu. He started taking consignments from the complainant and initially continued making payments to build trust.

One day he told the complainant that he had received a huge Army contract and a lot of Dry Fruit are required to be supplied to the Army.  Presuming him to be a dependable and trust worthy person, the complainant supplied huge quantity of Dry Fruits worth tens of Crores of rupees, said the statement, adding, and in the meantime the accused persons shifted to Srinagar and went underground.

The complainant further alleged that accused at one point of time had issued cheques worth Rs. 1,45,50,000/= to the complainant, but all the cheques were dishonoured due to insufficient balance in the suspect’s bank account and again went underground.

Taking cognizance of the matter, Crime Branch Jammu registered a Criminal case U/S 420,120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch Jammu. During Course of investigation it was established that, said Tousef Ahmed Bhat S/o Bashir Ahmed Bhatt R/o Mugal Musjid Hawal Srinagar is main conspirator who hatched the conspiracy with accused Reyaz Ahmed Matto and Ruqaya to dupe the complainant of his money. Reyaz Ahmed Matoo has purchased land in the name of his wife and constructed building on it worth Crores of rupees out of the money swindled from the complainant and then transferred it in the name of Shakeela Begum who is the mother of Towseef Ahmed Bhatt.

During the course of investigation, Crime Branch Jammu conducted series of raids and finally arrested mother-son duo for the fraud, involving Rs 6 Crore & 50 Lacs. Searches were also made at their places of hiding and mobile phones, debit cards and other documents were seized, said the statement.

Meanwhile the bail applications filed by the arrested accused persons were vigorously contested by Crime Branch and got rejected in the Court of IInd Munsiff, Jammu once and subsequently in the court of Ld. Addl. Sessions Judge, Jammu twice. However, after filing of preliminary charge sheet against the arrested accused persons in the Hon’ble Court of Sub Judge, Jammu, the accused Shakeela Begum was  bailed out by the said court. The other accused namely Tawseef Ahmed Bhat continues to be in the judicial custody. The next date of hearing of this case has been fixed on 09.05.2020.

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