Couple among 3 charge-sheeted by Crime Branch in Rs 10 lakh fraud case

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JAMMU: Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against three accused, for duping the complainant of Rs 10 lakh on pretext of providing jobs.
As per an official spokesperson of the investigating agency, the sleuths of Crime Branch charge-sheeted three accused namely Madan Lal Gupta, son of Mulk Raj Gupta; Veena Gupta, wife of Madan Lal Gupta, both residents of EP-962, Mastgarh and Nivedan Abrol (expired), daughter of Devinder Kumar Abrol, resident of Ward No 5, Tehsil & District Reasi in a case registered vide FIR No.03/2017, under Sections 420, 406 & 120-B of RPC for their involvement in duping complainant of Rs 10 lakh on pretext of arranging jobs in respect of ward of complainant and his kin. The Charge-sheet was produced in the court of Special Magistrate Railway Court, Jammu, he added.
Giving further details, the official said that a written complaint was lodged by one Mohan Lal Bhardwaj, son of Dhani Ram Bhardwaj, resident of House No. 206, Mastgarh at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu, alleging therein that accused Madan Lal Gupta, who is a Forest Guard by profession and his wife Veena Gupta, who runs a Beauty Parlour, allured complainant on pretext of arranging jobs for his son and 3 other kin in territorial Army through their Dharma-behan Nivedan Abrol alias Meenu and obtained a huge amount of Rs 10 lakh for the same. However, after receiving money, neither jobs were provided nor the money returned and when the complainant approached the accused for getting his money back, he was abused and threatened of dire consequences etc, he added.
He further said that a preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch Jammu and during course of verification allegations were prima facie substantiated, which led to registration of the instant criminal case against accused for in-depth investigation. From evidences collected during the investigation and statements of witnesses, offences under Section 420 & 120-B of RPC were established against accused for alluring the complainant and obtaining Rs 10 lakh from him on inducement and promise of providing job to his unemployed son, son in law and two nephews, he asserted.
It was found that accused claimed that Nivedan Abrol alias Meenu is working as an officer in territorial Army and shall arrange jobs easily for complainant’s son and other relatives, but later in came to fore that Nivedan Abrol, who died on July 1, 2014, was not working in Territorial Army but was working as JE in Power Development Department. However, her real identity was kept as a close guarded secret by both accused, who in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy intentionally and deliberately allured and cheated complainant and later misappropriated the money, merely to cause wrongful gains to themselves and wrongful loss to complainant, he asserted.

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