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Crime Branch produces charge-sheet in fake job racket case

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Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir Wednesday said it has produced charge-sheet against fraudsters luring people on the pretext of providing government jobs.

As per a CBK handout, the FIR was registered following a communication from CID Headquarter J&K, which had received a communication purportedly from Chairman State Bank of India regarding providing of character verification/non-involvement in subversive activities in respect of Shahnawaz Shareef Bhat, son of Mohammed Abdullah Bhat, a resident of Gazergund Budgam; Shabir Hussain Mir, son of Ghulam Hassan of Hamdaniya Colony Sector D-House No. 198 Bemina, and Tayeeb Yaseen Ahangar, son of Mohammed Yaseen of Syed Abad Bemina, Srinagar.

However, the verification rolls in respect of these individuals were not found appended with the communication and the matter was accordingly taken up with the concerned bank authorities and in response to the communication it was informed that the letter purported to have been sent by the Chairman SBI is forged/fabricated and has not been issued by the State Bank of India, the CBK said.

“The said communication has dishonestly and fraudulently been prepared after resorting to forgery to deceive the candidates,” it added.

During subsequent investigations, it was established that an amount of Rs 4 lakh were collected by the accused on the pretext of providing a government jobs to the candidates in State Bank of India, however, instead of providing the job the money has been grabbed by the accused persons, said the CBK statement.

It said during investigations it has been established that the accused persons — Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, son of Abdul Jabbar Sheikh of Hamdaniya Colony Bemina; Mohammad Sultan Ganie alias Prof Mohammad Sultan Ganie, son of Late Abdul Aziz Ganie of Ungam Bandipora have “dishonestly, fraudulently and after hatching a criminal conspiracy with each other and with the aid/abetment of Bashir Ahmad Shah, son of Ghulam Nabi Shah of Machama Tral, and Gowhar Nazir Rather, son of Nazir Ahmad Rather of Chandhara Pampore cheated one Mohammad Yaseen of Bemina Srinagar and fraudulently collected an amount of Rs 4 lakh from him and grabbed the same”.

“They also attempted to cheat two more candidates — Shabir Hussain Mir of Bemina and Shahnawaz Sharif Bhat of Gazargund Budgam,” added the CBK.

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