Reyaz Rashid

2 RPF officials among 5 arrested for running job racket

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Baramulla: Police in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday claimed to have busted a job racket by arresting five persons including two Railway Protection Force officials.

The accused identified as Hafizulla Lone, son of Ghulam Hassan Lone, resident of Diver Lolab, Kupwara; Ashiq Hussain Naik, son of Ghulam Nabi Naik of Kralgund Kulgam; Ather-ul-islam, son of Abdul Samad Lone, resident of Devar Lolab, Ajaz Ahmad Lone, son of Abdul Gani Lone, resident of Tujjar Sharif, Sopore, and Abdul Rashid Wani, son of Abdul Aziz Wani, resident of Nagbal Khag Budgam, were held by a team from Police Station Baramulla along with three fake and forged appointment orders in Agriculture department, a police official said.

Subsequently, a criminal case (under FIR no. 17/2021 u/s 420,467,468,471/IPC) was registered by police, the official said.

He said during investigations, it came to fore that a gang was operating from Srinagar, Budgam and Baramulla districts in which two constables of Railway Protection Force Budgam are also involved. They had been running a job racket and have duped many people and collected hefty amounts from them.

Further investigation into the case is going on and more arrests and recoveries are expected, the official said.

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