Visa fraudsters charge-sheeted in Rs 10 Lakh fraud


JAMMU: Economic Offences Wing – Crime Branch Jammu charge-sheeted on Thursday five culprits for their involvement in hatching criminal conspiracy and cheating the complainant by inducing him on the pretext of arranging Visa with other relevant documents for Canada and duping him of his hard earned of Rs 10 Lakh.

The charge-sheet, in case FIR No. 15/2017 under sections 420,467,468,120-B/RPC, Police Station Crime Branch Jammu, was produced in the Court of law for judicial determination against the accused after allegations of cheating and criminal conspiracy involving peculiar modus operandi were established against Bachhan Lal, son of Late Dhani Ram, Sudesh Kumari, wife of Bachhan Lal and Rohit Kumar, son of Bachan Lal, all the three residents of 326-B Gangyal, Near Amba Press Tehsil and District Jammu. both residents of 326-B Gangyal, Near Amba Press Tehsil and District Jammu ; Jatin Vashisth, son of Ved Parkash Vashisth and Neha Bhardwaj, wife of Jatin Vashisth, both residents of H.No F-09, Adhyapak Nagar Manglo, New Delhi.
The instant case was registered in Crime Branch Jammu on the basis of a written complaint lodged Balwinder Singh, son of Teja Singh, resident of Chak Mohd Yar Tehsil R S Pura District Jammu wherein the complainant had alleged that accused Bachan Lal, who was known to him induced him that he would arrange him the Visa for Canada and after receiving advance payment of Rs 1.50 Lakh from him made the other accused Neha Bhardwaj, wife of Jatin Vashisth, son of Ved Parkash to accompany the complainant to Thailand and asked him to pay 8.50 Lakh to Bachhan Lal for arranging the Visa for Canada and after Bachhan Lal received the money they both left the complainant alone in lurch in Thailand with fake Visa.
As per procedure in vogue, a preliminary verification was initiated and the allegations were prima-facie established. The case was registered for in-depth investigation. Relevant record was seized, statement of witnesses recorded u/s 161. Cr.PC and 164 Cr.PC, Scientific, circumstantial and other material evidence was gathered and the offences were proved against the accused persons for luring and duping the complainant on the pretext of sending him to Canada on the Visa.

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