Jammu crime department arrests accused in Rs 28-cr fraud, homicide from Chandigarh after eight years

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 13

The Jammu Crime Branch has arrested a infamous legal, who was concerned within the Rs 28-crore fraud and homicide, from Chandigarh after a spot of eight years.

According to the Crime Branch spokesperson, the accused was recognized as Gurdeep Singh of Channi Himmat, Jammu, and was wished in a finance firm fraud and homicide since 2012.

“The accused had been absconding for the past eight years and was finally arrested by the Crime Branch on Wednesday. He was declared an absconder under Section 512 of the CrPC by the then First Additional Sessions Court in 2012. He was arrested from Chandigarh after a successful raid conducted by the Crime Beach after developing inputs about his whereabouts,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The absconder, Gurdeep Singh, was additionally concerned in a high-profile case of Channi police station, through which a conspiracy was hatched to assassinate a distinguished citizen of Jammu. The accused was additionally concerned in a homicide case in Batote space of Ramban district.

Giving a quick background of the case, the spokesperson mentioned a written grievance was lodged by Sardar Joginder Singh with Gandhi Nagar police station alleging that round 100 depositors of Jammu, Kathua, Samba Poonch, Baramulla and Srinagar had deposited their cash with a finance firm which was opened below the title and elegance ‘Dutta Financers’ at Nanak Nagar, Jammu, in April 2011.

“When some depositors approached the finance company for the payment of their deposited money and interest thereupon, the directors and other officials of the company refused to pay them. On the receipt of the complaint, a case was registered at the Gandhi Nagar police station, Jammu,” the spokesperson mentioned.

“Keeping in view the sensitiveness and the high-profile nature of the case, and on the insistence of the investors, the investigation of the case was transferred to the Jammu Crime Branch in 2013. During the investigation, it was revealed that the accused persons had duped the general public worth crores and had diverted their deposits to their own use and to procure various assets,” the spokesperson mentioned.

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