5.6 Crore fraud; Charge framed against 12 accused persons in the Court of CJM Udh in Trath Gola case

5.6 Crore fraud; Charge framed against 12 accused persons in the Court of CJM Udhampur in Trath Gola case

Hon’ble Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Udhampur framed charges against all the 12 accused persons in case FIR No. 110/2013 U/S 420, 120-B/RPC P/S Kud (Under Investigation with Crime Branch Jammu) on 20-08-2020 for their involvement in extortion of money worth crores of rupees from an Industrialist Raj Kumar Gupta – the complainant, preliminary charge-sheet of which was produced by Crime Branch Jammu on 26-12-2018.

Brief facts are complainant- Raj Kumar Gupta was lured and assured by the accused Mohd. Iqbal Mir and Pervez Ahmed Mir both R/O Batote on the pretext to purchase of precious metal (Trath Gola ) from some Bakerwals at Patnitop, who were already planted by them to participate in a pre-planned game of looting hard earned money of the industrialist. He was induced that he would become a familiar and popular businessman just like big industrialists of the country so he paid an amount of Rs. 5.60 Crores to the accused for purchase of the so called precious metal (Trat-Gola).

The case came to be initially registered with P/S Kud on the written complainant. Later the investigation of the case was transferred to Crime Branch Jammu. During investigation allegations were proved against 12 accused persons by Crime Branch Jammu and charge sheet was accordingly produced before the Hon’ble Court of CJM Udhampur. The Court in its proceedings has framed charges against (1). Irfan Hamid Zargar (2) Mohd. Iqbal S/o Haji Suba R/o Mansar (3). Mohd. Akhter Mir R/o Batote (4). Muddasir R/o Mansar (5) Abdul Jaleel R/o Mansar (6). Ventakata Krishana Madgula R/o Podena Rao Nagar (Tester of Trath Gola) (7). Parvej Ahmed Mir (8). Mohd. Tahir Bakerwal R/o Mansar (9) Imran Khan R/o Mansar (10) Gundeep Singh (11). Angat Manhas R/o Doda (12) Sandeep Singh Rana R/o Parnote Tehsil Doda.

While framing the charges the Hon’ble court has observed that there is sufficient material available on the file, prima facie presuming the commission of offence by the accused and therefore they are accordingly charged for the commission of offences Under Section 420, 120-B, IPC.