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JAMMU: The Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against fraudster duo for duping people by impersonating as Regional Transport Officer (RTO) in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu on Thursday.
As per official spokesperson of the investigating agency, the Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against accused Rakesh Singh and Suresh Singh, both sons of Kehar Singh, residents of Jattana Dey Kothey, Dehrian, Hamirpur Sidhar, Tehsil Khour, District Jammu in a case registered vide FIR No. 04/2020 under Sections 420, 465, 468 IPC at Police Station Crime Branch Jammu for their involvement in luring complainant and duping of hard earned money by impersonating as RTO on pretext of offering fake incentive schemes on purchase of cars. The charge-sheet was produced in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu for judicial determination.
Giving history of case, the official said that a written complaint was lodged by a complainant namely Kulwant Singh, son of Late Sunder Singh, resident of House No. 192 Sector-1, Lane No. 12, GTB Nagar Channi Rama in Crime Branch Jammu, alleging therein that his wife received a phone call from an unknown mobile number, who claimed to be RTO Jammu and former Additional Secretary to Governor J&K, for a request to adjust services of one of the employees of District Youth Service & Sports, Jammu. When she confirmed from her colleagues, someone with same name was serving as RTO Jammu and has previously served as Addl. Secretary to Governor J&K in the Governor House, as conveyed by the caller. After few days, the aforesaid caller again called her with same request and also offered her services of RTO Department regarding a scheme on purchase of cars besides arranging licences.
On this, Preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch Jammu and during course of investigation, oral and documentary evidences were gathered and the allegations were prima-facie substantiated. Accordingly, instant criminal case was registered in Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu under the relevant provisions of law against above mentioned accused persons for in-depth investigation. During the course of investigation, strenuous efforts were made to collect documentary and oral evidence, which proved criminal involvement of the accused for duping complainant of his hard earned money as RTO/ PA to RTO Jammu. Moreover, the prime accused Rakesh Singh used to transfer the illegal money into account of his brother- co-accused Suresh Singh. Accused Rakesh Singh is a history-sheeter of Police Station Khour and Crime Branch Jammu besides 2 more criminal cases stand registered against him in Crime Branch Jammu and 2 FIRs in Jammu District, he added.