Charge-sheet against fraudsters for illegal sale of residential house in Jammu city

Charge-sheet against fraudsters for illegal sale of residential house in Jammu city

JS Correspondent


Crime Branch Jammu produced charge-sheet against fraudster Smt. Soma Devi, Ex-wife of Ganisham Residence of House No.316, Saini Vihar Mattoo Colony, Deeli, Jammu.Mohan Lal and  Deepak Kumar both sons of Khazan Chand Residence of House No. 1717, Sector No.04, Nanak Nagar Jammu in case FIR No. 38/ 2018  U/S 420, 120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu for their involvement in duping the complainant of his hard earned money on the pretext of sale of a residential house located at Matto Colony Sai Vihar Deeli Tehsil Jammu. The charge-sheet was produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu on 30-12-2021 for judicial determination.

A written complaint was lodged in Crime Branch, Jammu, by Sh. Lal Chand Son of Parkash Chand, Residence of House No. 171, Nanak Nagar Jammu wherein it was alleged that the prime suspect Soma Devi approached the applicant for the sale of land measuring 2.5 Marlas, on which she had constructed a house and entered into an agreement to sell against payment of Rs.1, 00,000/- as Biana (advance payment) in 2015. After the payment of money the applicant learnt that prior to entering into the agreement to sell the accused had already sold the said property to one Vijay Gupta of Trikuta Nagar, Jammu in the year 2014. Thereafter, the applicant approached the accused Soma Devi and asked her to return money or give possession of property but of no avail, thereby cheating the complainant by offering a property which had already been sold off by the accused.

On receipt of the complaint a Preliminary Verification was initiated and during the course of enquiry the allegations levelled were prima-facie substantiated against the accused persons, leading to the registration of the instant criminal case for in-depth investigation.  During the investigation of the case Crime Branch Jammu, (IO) seized all the relevant documents, recorded statements of witnesses, collected scientific evidence (FSL Expert opinion)/ material evidence including the Bank transactions and the Revenue Record which established offences of cheating and criminal conspiracy against all the three accused persons for selling off the same property to two different parties at different times despite the fact that the property did not belong to the Soma Devi as per the Revenue Record, thereby, duping the complainant of his hard earned money by way of cheating and criminal conspiracy.  


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