Crime Branch nabs two absconders after 7-yr-long hunt

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JAMMU: Two persons, facing charges of duping dozens of unemployed youth on pretext of securing jobs for them abroad, were arrested here after a long hunt of seven years, a Crime Branch Jammu official said on Wednesday.
The Crime Branch spokesperson elaborated that one Kailashpati and his brother Mukesh, sons of Hukum Chand, residents of Maslaie Dhandal village of Kishtwar, were nabbed in a meticulously planned operation by a special team, which had developed specific inputs regarding their whereabouts. He further said a case was registered vide FIR No. 15/2013 under Sections 420, 406, 120-B of RPC at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu against the duo in 2013 for allegedly luring unemployed youth from remote hilly villages on pretext of arranging jobs for them abroad and then duping them of Rs 21.50 lakh.
“The investigation of case was closed as proved after allegations of cheating and criminal conspiracy were established against two notorious criminals and other co-accused during probe conducted by Jammu Crime Branch,” the spokesperson said.
Accordingly, a charge-sheet was filed against the duo in a Jammu court but as the accused persons were at large and evading their arrests, the court had declared them as absconders under Section 512 of CrPC.
“The accused were constantly evading arrest by frequently changing locations both inside and out of Union Territory of J&K, ever since the FIR was lodged against them,” the spokesperson said, adding that accused would be produced before the court for judicial custody.

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