SRINAGAR: Crime Branch Kashmir received an order dated 12-07-2018 passed by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anantnag titled Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh vs Khalid Sahni, where under Crime Branch Kashmir has been directed to conduct a preliminary verification into the allegations levelled by the applicant namely Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh R/O Gohan Court Road Vailoo Kokernag, (proprietor of M/S United Masala Mills) with regard to cheating committed by one Khalid Sahni for inducing the complainant to supply spices and edibles to defence (northern command) and thereby extracted an amount of Rs 11.61 lakhs from him under the garb of security deposit etc.
A spokesperson of the Crime Branch in a statement said they initiated a preliminary verification and the enquiry conducted revealed that the complainant and his spouse are the sole proprietors i.e. manufacturer and supplier of spices under the name and style M/S United Masalla Mill situated at Loher Senzi Kokernag, Anantnag.
The suspect Khalid Sahni S/O Mohammad Farooq Sahni R/O Rajbagh Srinagar approached the complainant under the belief of being a registered supplier for defence (army) and longing to do business with the complainant. The parties entered into an agreement and the suspect was inducted as a partner of the said mill, however, the assets and the title rights exclusively belonged to the complainant and his spouse.
It also transpired that the suspect induced the complainant to pay an amount of Rs 11. 61 lakh as security deposit to defence, he said adding that the suspect issued a cheque bearing No. 292403 amounting Rs 30 lakh for procurement of raw material. However, the same could not be encashed due to insufficient funds.
“The suspect issued one more cheque bearing No. 287838 amounting Rs 10 lakh in favour of the mill in question but the same was dishonoured by the concerned bank. Thus it was found that the said suspect under the garb has extracted an amount of Rs 11.61 lakh dishonestly and fraudulently from the complainant as the security deposit thereby caused wrongful gain upon himself against the corresponding loss to the complainant by resorting to cheating and fraud,” he said adding that the acts omitted and committed prima-facie discloses commission of offence punishable.
Accordingly, the case FIR No. 38/2018 U/S 420 RPC P/S CBK is registered and investigation has been taken up, the spokesperson said adding that the accused namely Khalid Sahni S/O Mohammad Farooq Sahni R/O Rajbagh has been arrested for questioning.