Crime Branch books Adarsh Society staffer for cheating

Crime Branch books Adarsh Society staffer for cheating
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SRINAGAR: The police’s Crime Branch, Kashmir on Tuesday registered a case against Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd (ACCS) staffer for allegedly cheating the customers.

An official handout issued here said that the Crime Branch Kashmir received a communication from Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd through Bhanu Sharma Regional Officer I-Charge, regional Office Jammu and Kashmir, saying Malik Muzaffar son of  Ghulam Mohammad of Malik Pora 109, Dooru, Anantnag, was  working as their staffer  in the Anantnag Branch of Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd.

On Feb 14, the Assistant Regional Manager of the society received a telephonic complaint from Nazir Ahmad Kumar son of  Ab. Gaffar Kumar that he had given his Deposit Certificate (FDR) of Rs.2,27,550 to the accused on Jan 15 for encashment and payment of the maturity amount. But the money was not paid to him till date, it said, as it was “grabbed by the suspect and had issued fake and forged FDRs”.

During the course of enquiry, it has surfaced that the suspect Muzaffar Malik has collected approximately an amount of Rs 1.20 crore from the customers/depositors by issuing fake and forged FDRs, the crime branch spokesperson said.

It also came to fore that during his posting  at  Anantnag Branch  and other two branches of the society, the alleged person stole some blank FDRs and other documents, thereby collecting huge amounts from the gullible customers  through  Ghulam Rasool Ganie and issued  fake  FDRs  to them, with the  assurance  that the amount so  deposited will be doubled  within  four year. But at the time of maturity, no such amount was paid to customers as the FDRs were fake and forged, cheating customers and their hard earned money grabbed, it said.

Adarsh Credit Co-Operative Society Ltd is a Multi-state Credit Co-operative Society registered under “the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act-2002” with its branches all over Jammu and Kashmir.   It said the society is engaged in the business of providing financial services of thrift and credit to the members of the society, repayable on demand or otherwise, for the purpose of lending or investment. A deposit is accepted by the society against fixed Deposit receipt (FDR) to be issued to the member depositor.