Akhnoor Police arrested a fraudster and recovered the entire amount of Rs 7 lakhs from his possession. As per sources, on August 21, a written complaint was lodged by a man, namely Puran Chand, son of Paras Ram of Village Kapai Di Ban with Police Station Akhnoor, alleging that Rs 7 lakhs had been transferred from his SBI Akhnoor account to some unknown bank accounts fraudulently by forging his signatures.
Acting over the complaint, a case FIR Number 211/2021 under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B IPC was registered at Police Station Akhnoor, and the investigation of the case started. To work out the issue, a team from Police Station Akhnoor led by SHO Inspector Hilal Azhar and assisted by PSI Baljeet Singh was constituted under SDPO Akhnoor.
During the investigation, account statements of the complainant were obtained. After scrutiny, it was found that an amount of Rs 7 lakhs had been transferred from his accounts to some other accounts of Hyderabad, and after that, the amount was further transferred to some other accounts.
During the investigation, one person, namely Suresh Kumar, son of Ram Krishan of Village Kapai Da Ban Akhnoor Jammu, was picked up and interrogated thoroughly. During sustained interrogation, the said person accepted that he had stolen the cheques from the custody of the complainant and, after that, by forging the complainant’s signatures, transferred an amount of Rs 7 lakhs to another account holder known to him. The entire Rs 7 lakhs has been recovered, and the accused has been arrested in the instant case.
The arrest and seizures were made under the guidance of SP Rural Sanjay Sharma. Further investigation is going on, and the role of other associated persons is being ascertained.