Crime Branch presents charge-sheet against couple in land fraud case

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JAMMU: Crime Branch Jammu presented a charge-sheet against a couple in a land fraud case on Tuesday.
As per an official spokesperson of investigating agency, the sleuth of Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against accused Rajan Bakshi, son of Prem Bakshi and his wife, Rupinder Kour Bakshi, both residents of House No. 243, Sector-2 Channi Himmat, presently staying at House No. 400, Sector C Sainik Colony, Jammu in a case registered vide FIR No 34/2018, under Sections 420, 201 & 120-B of RPC for dishonestly inducing the complainant and duping him of Rs 18 lakh on pretext of entering into an agreement to sell 2 Kanals of land at village Gazian, R S Pura. The charge-sheet was produced before the Court of Electricity Magistrate, Jammu for judicial determination, he added. Giving further details, the official said that a written complaint was lodged by one Renu Bala, daughter of Chajju Ram, resident of Lower Muthi, Roop Nagar Jammu at Crime Branch Jammu, alleging that accused persons, after conspiring with each other, dishonestly induced her (complainant) to purchase a land for which they entered into an agreement to sell and she paid Rs 18 lakh. The couple further assured that they would arrange all documents for executing sale deed in favour of complainant in respect of aforesaid land within a short period of time. Thereafter, the complainant came to know that land, agreed to be sold to complainant by the accused couple, belongs to someone else and accused persons prepared fake & false documents with help of some revenue officials and cheated her. A preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch Jammu and allegations were prima facie substantiated against the accused, leading to registration of instant criminal case for in-depth investigation under relevant sections of law. During investigation, it was found that aforesaid land as per revenue records, is not in the name of accused and the documents pertaining to agreement to sell, partnership deed and compromise deed have been prepared fraudulently to cheat complainant so as to take huge amount from her with a criminal intention. Hence, offence under Sections 420, 201 & 120-B of RPC were established and proved against accused for hatching a criminal conspiracy and cheating complainant of her hard-earned money, he told.
The official further said that accused is a notorious criminal, involved in duping and defrauding people on one or other pretext. Besides instant criminal case, the accused is also involved in cases registered vide FIR No. 17/2020 under Section 420 of IPC at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu, FIR No 76/2019 under sections 420, 452, 506 & 504 of RPC at Police Station Channi. Moreover, there are 3 complaints under probe with Crime Branch Jammu against accused for his criminal conduct, he added.

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