CBK holds man for impersonating as a minister in J&K

The Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday said that it has produced a charge sheet against a notorious fraudster of the Bemina area of Srinagar for impersonating himself as minister and bureaucrat by using a mobile application and would extract money from various government servants.  

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), CBK said that it produced charge sheet of Case FIR No: 46 of 2018 U/S 419, 420, RPC 66-D IT Act of P/S CBK, against one notorious fraudster namely Firdous Ahmad son of Abdul Rehman Ahangar of Nund Resh Colony Bemina in the court of 13th Finance Srinagar. 

“The accused was impersonating as Minister and Bureaucrat by using Spoof Call Application and would extract money from various government servants thereof,” the statement reads. 

It reads that the Crime Branch Kashmir received communication that Cell No: 7880919630 is being used by some cheat and fraudster, impersonating as Minister (s) and Bureaucrat (s), demanding money from engineers of PWD, PMGSY, and Tehsildar Uri.

“Subsequent to the information, a verification under number Misc 26/2018 was initiated in Crime Branch Kashmir, Srinagar which led to the registration of case FIR No. 46/2018 U/S 419, 420 RPC 66-D IT Act of P/S CBK.”

It reads that during the course of the investigation, it came to fore that cell No: 7880919630 was being used by Firdous Ahmad to contact Superintending Engineer PMGSY Srinagar, Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara, Tehsildar Uri, and Chief Education Officer Ganderbal respectively.   

“The suspect introduced himself as MOS for R&B and Revenue department, and stated to them that they might be transferred unless they pay money to him.”

The statement reads that the investigation thus conducted has established that the accused has used cell No: 7880919630, by using a spoof call application, which displayed the cell number of concerned ministers on the cell phone of the receiver of such calls and SMS’s and impersonated himself as Minister of concerned departments in order to cheat them and extract money from them against their transfer or post them as per their choice.

“During the course of the investigation, offenses U/S 511-420, 419, 468, 201 RPC, 66-D IT Act were established and the Final Report (charge sheet) of the instant case was produced before the Hon’ble court of 13th Finance, Srinagar on yesterday against the accused.”

It reads the accused person is also involved Case FIR No: 17/2012 U/S 420, 468, 471, 120-B RPC P/S CBK, which stands charge-sheeted on 21.02.2013 before the court of law.

“Moreover, Case FIR No: 63/2016, U/S 420, 66 IT Act & FIR No: 37/2017 U/S 419, 120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch Kashmir are also registered against the accused for cheating and the investigation of these cases is going on,” it reads.

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