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Crime Branch chargesheets 3 accused in fraud case

12:50 AM Feb 11, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
crime branch chargesheets 3 accused in fraud case
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Jammu, Feb 10: Special Crime wing of Crime Branch Jammu Saturday presented a chargesheet in the court of Munsif R S Pura against three accused in a fraud and cheating case.

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According to a spokesperson of the Crime Branch, the 604 pages chargesheet has been filed against accused Sonu Gupta, son of Niranjan Dass Gupta, resident of Chak Aslam Tehsil R S Pura district Jammu; Gourav Gupta, son of late Puran Chand, resident of resident of Ward No 10, tehsil R S Pura and district Jammu and Shashi Gupta, son of Niranjan Dass Gupta, resident of Chak Aslam tehsil R S Pura, district Jammu in case FIR No 233/2019 U/S 420, 120-B IPC Police Station RS Pura being investigated by inspector Rajesh Kumar Verma, Investigating Officer (IO) of Special Crime Wing, Crime Branch Jammu under overall supervision of Sandeep Kumar Mehta SSP, Special Crime Wing Crime Branch Jammu for their involvement in cheating and duping the innocent farmers.

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As per Crime branch Jammu, a written complaint was lodged by the complainant namely Tirath Singh, son of Sant Singh, resident of Karan Bagh tehsil Gadi Garh district Jammu against three accused for cheating and duping the innocent farmers of their harvest and hard-earned money. “The accused persons collected the bulk of paddy and wheat from local farmers promising them a handsome profit but did not even pay the actual cost of the same, thereby swindling the money worth crores of rupees,” the spokesperson said.

Upon this complaint, a case FIR No. 233/2019 U/S 420 IPC was registered in Police Station R S Pura Jammu. Later on, the investigation of the case was transferred to the Crime Branch Jammu by PHQ J&K Jammu.

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During investigation, it was found that the accused persons were running three firms jointly namely M/s Ashoka Traders at Chack Asram R S Pura Jammu in the name of accused person Sonu Gupta; M/s Rakesh Rice Mill at Pindi Sarocha, R S Pura, Jammu, in the name of proprietor Sonu Gupta and one Puran Chand, who is the father of accused Gourav Gupta and M/s international cattle Feed @Sona Feed at Village Jindalehar, R S Pura, Jammu, registered in the name of Sonu Gupta and Puran Chand, who is the father of accused Gourav Gupta.

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Puran Chand, son of late Niranjan Dass was not actively involved in the business due to health reasons and due to prolonged illness, he died in 2018. “The third accused namely Shashi Gupta was an employee of J&K bank, thus no firm was registered in his name, but he was actively involved in the said business as evident from statements of witnesses and the FSL report also confirms his handwriting on receipts issued to farmers or victims instead of food grains received from farmers,” Crime Branch spokesperson said.

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“Gourav Gupta was also found actively involved in the business on behalf of his father as evident from statements of witnesses and FSL report confirming his handwritings on receipts issued to farmers or victims in place of food grains received from farmers,” he said.

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The accused also accepted cash deposits with the promise of high interest to be paid per month and finally cheated them, thereby misappropriating their hard-earned money.

“Therefore, the offence u/s 420, 120-8 lPC are fully established proved against the three accused persons and a charge-sheet has been filed before the Court of Law for Judicial determination,” the spokesperson said.

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