Crime Branch, Jammu Arrests Impersonating Army Colonel Alongwith His Associates Running Recruitment Racket.
A written complaint lodged by one Mohinder Kumar S/o Anek Ram R/o Shamachak (Jhiri) Jammu and others was received in Crime Branch, Jammu, alleging therein that Kulwinder Singh S/o Karnail Singh R/o Deharan Akhnoor Road near Mishriwala Jammu a dismissed Army personnel, lures unemployed youths by impersonating himself as Army Colonel and collects huge amounts ranging from two to five lacs for recruiting them in Indian Army and has issued fake appointment orders in favour of various gullible youths after taking huge amounts from them by means and cheated them. Initially he had opened his office at Paloura Jammu, then shifted Muthi, Camp and presently operating from Muthi as well as from Janipur. The said accused used to wear Army officer’s uniform (Colonel Rank) to cheat the youths so as to pose himself as Army officer and has also kept a Laptop for preparing fake orders in connivance with (1) Vishal Bhagat R/o Dream City (2) Sahil Sharma R/o Janipur Press Wali Gali (3) Ricky Chib step brother of the accused who lured various youths and have taken huge amounts from them by making false promises of appointing them in Indian Army by well knitted rackets of cheaters thereby causing wrongful gain for themselves and huge losses to innocent youths. The accused has threatened complainants of dire consequences and have taken Rs. 25.00 lacs from him by inducement, as he came to his house in Army Officer’s uniform and told that being an Army Officer can get the complainant and his brother appointed in the Indian Army. It is further alleged that the accused also went to complainant’s house in the year 2018 and thereafter taking money kept the complainant as cook in his house for more than five months, but paid no pay to him, neither returned his money etc.
On receipt of this complaint, a preliminary verification was conducted by Crime Branch, Jammu and on the basis of verification, it was prima facie found that Kulwinder Singh in connivance with Vishal Bhagat, Sahil Sharma and Ricky Chib is indulging in luring the youths by inducement and provides them fake order after receiving huge amounts from them by fraudulent means. It was also revealed that the self style and impersonating army Colonel had spread rumors that the area of his location has been given under his charge by the Indian army for recruitment purpose and has also issued I. Cards to many unemployed youths on the pretext of recruitment in Indian Army and has extorted huge money from them fraudulently.
Accordingly, a case FIR No. 28/2019 u/s 420, 467, 468, 471, 170, 171, 120-B RPC was registered at P/S Crime Branch, Jammu against the above mentioned accused persons. A team of officers Inspr. Arun Kotwal and Inspr. Mashkoor Giri headed by Sh. Bhushan Kumar Ganjoo Dy.SP, Crime Branch Jammu was constituted to investigation of the case expeditiously. The Crime Branch team conducted raid at the rental residence cum office of accused Kulwinder Singh and recovered/seized incriminating materials including Army uniform with stars, medals, Laptop, mobiles, Army Recruitment records etc. The said accused Kulwinder Singh alongwith his associated namely 1) Vishal Bhagat R/o Dream City (2) Sahil Sharma R/o Janipur Press Wali Gali (3) Ricky Chib were arrested. The arrest was affected on 24.05.2019 under the supervision of Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, and Jammu Sh. Mushtaq Ahmed. The accused persons are being interrogated to ascertain the whole gamut of racket and other aspects relating to the crime. The investigation of the case is on progress.