Crime Branch arrests two ‘fraudsters’
Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir has arrested two suspected fraudsters who allegedly duped scores of youth to the tune of Rs 43 lakh by promising jobs in CRPF and providing fake appointment letters.
Moreover the aspirants were allegedly taken inside a CRPF camp in Pulwama to undergo physical examination.
A press release issued by Crime Brach said that it received a complaint in January from ‘CRPF Madadgar’ that one Liyaqat Chowdhary from Mangnar village in Poonch district has complained that he along with 12 other boys have been duped to the tune of Rs 43 Lakhs over the promise of providing them jobs in CRPF.
“The aggrieved were made to go through an explicit recruitment procedure wherein they were made to undergo Medical as well as physical examination at 182 Bn. CRPF Camp Pulwama. Besides a fake website www.crpfindia.gov.in was also created and fake selection list was uploaded on it showing the names of the complainant and others in it. The appointment letters were also provided to them, which bore fake stamps of 3rd Battalion of CRPF to make the whole process look like a genuine recruitment. However the process turned out to be fake,” the statement said.
During the course of investigation two accused Ab Hamid of Kakawthal Kreeri Pattan, at present Mustufa Abad HMT Zainkote and Showkat Ahmad Malik of Hamdwara were arrested.
Searches at the house of accused “led to recovery of various fake appointment orders, state subject certificates,” the statement said.
It added that more arrests are expected in the case.