Court denies bail to fraudster for issuing fake degrees

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JAMMU: Railway Magistrate Jammu R K Lalhal rejected bail application of one Umran Akram, son of Mohd Akram, resident of Rajouri, who used to claim to be a media reporter and was involved in preparing false/fake documents for deceiving innocent unemployed youth and committed forgery with the purpose of cheating, on which FIR No. 07/2022 for offences punishable under sections 420/467/468/471/472 of IPC was registered against him. As per police, when accused was arrested, 59 fake degrees, mark cards, diplomas, registrations certificates from Universities and BOSE were also seized and accordingly seizure memo was prepared. Statement of witnesses under section 161 of CrPC was also recorded. Stamps from the residence of the accused and certain documents have also recovered ascribed in the name of Bundel Khand University, Punjab Technical University and IFTM University, Monad University etc. While rejecting the bail application, Railway Magistrate Jammu R K Lalhal after hearing APP Vikram Parihar for police observed that a society expects responsibility and accountability from a member and it desires that the citizen should obey the law. “In instant case, the accused is involved in heinous offence/s and prima facie there are reasonable grounds to believe that he has committed alleged offences. Investigation is still going on and in case he is enlarged on bail at this stage, there is every possibility of accused fleeing from the course of justice,” the Court directed.