Crime Branch Jammu has registered a criminal case against accused namely Farooq Ahmed, S/O Late Ghulam Mohd Lone, R/O Lal Mandi Wazir Bagh, Srinagar Kashmir, a retired Senior Assistant from Horticulture Department for cheating by impersonation and for forgery for appointment in Government Departments/ private sectors.
A written complaint was lodged by Mrs. Farzana Mumtaz, D/O Ghulam Mohd Bhat, R/O Near Mujahid Manzil Zaina Kadal Srinagar and others alleging that in the month of June 2018 the accused Farooq Ahmed, S/O Late Ghulam Mohd Lone, R/O Lal Mandi Wazir Bagh, Srinagar Kashmir visited the office of complainant with the proposal that he shall get appointment of her relatives in reputed companies abroad and at National level as he has good liaison and close relations with all top officials of the state. He introduced himself as Joint Director Horticulture Srinagar, Kashmir. On his assurance the complainant paid Rs. 20.00 lakh for appointments.
The accused has also cheated one Mohd. Nasir, S/O Mohd Asgar Chandail, R/O Udhampur in the year 2014 by duping Rs. 6.0 lakh for providing job in the Police Department as Sub-Inspector. Besides this the accused also induced and cheated one Prithvi Singh, S/O Late Badri Nath, R/O Seri, Ramban of Rs. 5.5 lakh from on the pretext of providing Government jobs to unemployed youth of Ramban.
Taking cognizance of the matter a preliminary verification was conducted by Crime Branch Jammu and it was found that accused had impersonated himself as Director, Horticulture Kashmir and cheated the complainants on the pretext of providing jobs in reputed companies abroad and at National level. A formal case has been registered in P/S Crime Branch, Jammu against the accused and others for in-depth investigation.