Crime Branch Jammu nabs fraudster involved in Rs 10 lakh scandal
- Jammu, Sep 9:
Crime Branch, Jammu succeeded in arresting a fraudster involved in a scandal of Rs.10, 57,000/. The fraudster is involved in case FIR No.08/2017 U/S 419, 420, 406/RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu. A team of Crime Branch, Jammu arrested the accused Showkat Ahmad Lone @ Dr. Faizan Shah @ Basit Shah S/o Mohd Ramzan Lone R/o Batwina, Tehsil Lar, Distt. Ganderbal from Mangaluru, Karnataka. The accused had impersonated as Dr. Faizan Shah and duped the complainant after inducing him that he (accused) enjoyed close relations in the high corridors of power and hence can arrange Govt. jobs for their kin and accordingly he took an amount of Rs. 10, 57,000/ for this purpose from the complainant.
The allegations against the accused were prima facie substantiated during the Preliminary Enquiry and the instant case was registered. During investigation the involvement of the accused in the case was made out but the accused went underground.
The accused kept on changing his names as well as hideouts. Finally he was arrested from Mangaluru, Karnataka and further investigation of the case is going on.
Besides this, the accused has also impersonated as Director (WHO) World Health Organization and a separate case FIR No. No. 56/2019 has been lodged in this regard against the accused in P/S Barkhe, Mangaluru, Karnataka.