Crime Branch registers case against Srinagar man for ‘fraud’
Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir received an order dated 12-07-2018 passed by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Anantnag titled Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh V/S Khalid Sahni, where under Crime Branch Kashmir has been directed to conduct a preliminary verification into the allegations leveled 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 Lacs from him under the garb of security deposit etc.
According to a Crime Branch spokesman, it initiated a preliminary verification. 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 lacs as security deposit to Defence. The suspect issued a cheque bearing No 292403 amounting to Rs 30 lacs for procurement of raw material. However, same could not be en-cashed due to the insufficient funds. This apart the suspect issued one more cheque bearing NO.287838 amounting Rs 10 lacs in favour of the Mill in question but the same was dishonored by the concerned bank. Thus it was found that the said suspect under the garb has extracted an amount of Rs 11.61 lacs 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.
The acts omitted and committed prima-facie discloses commission of offence punishable.
Accordingly case FIR NO. 38/2018 U/S 420 RPC P/S CBK is registered and investigation taken up. The accused namely Khalid Sahni S/O Mohammad Farooq Sahni R/O Rajbagh has been arrested for questioning.
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