28 Crores fraud; murder accused; absconder Gurdeep Singh arrested: Crime Branch

Jammu August 13:(KNS) One Gurdeep Singh S/O Harnam Singh R/O H.No 83/1 Channi Himmatv Jammu, prime accused in case FIR No. 302/2012 U/S 406, 409, 420, 468, 471, 120-B/RPC P/S Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, the investigation of which is being conducted by Crime Branch and who had been absconding since the past 8 years was finally arrested by Crime Branch yesterday. He was declared an absconder U/S 512 Cr.PC by the then First Additional Sessions Court in 2012. He was arrested from Chandigarh after a successful raid conducted by Crime Beach after developing inputs about his whereabouts. Absconder Gurdeep Singh is also involved in high profile case of Police Station Channi in case FIR No. 164/2010 U/S 307, 34/RPC 3/25 Arms Act in which a conspiracy was hatched to assassinate a prominent citizen of Jammu. The accused is also involved in a murder case in Batote in case FIR No.72/1985 U/S 302, 134/RPC. The notorious criminal had been evading arrest for the last more than 8 years. In a meticulously planned raid by Crime Branch Jammu the accused was finally arrested from Mohali, Punjab on 12-08-2020. Brief facts of the case being investigated against him by Crime Branch are that a written complaint was lodged by one Sardar Joginder Singh with Police Station Gandhi Nagar alleging therein that around 100 depositors of Jammu, Kathua, Samba Poonch, Baramullah and Srinagar had deposited their hard earned money with a finance company which was opened under the name and style “Dutta Financers” Nanak Nagar, Jammu in the month of April 2011. When some depositors approached the said finance company for the payment of their deposited money and interest thereupon, the directors and other officials of the company refused to pay them. On the receipt of the complaint, a case F.I.R No. 302/2012 was registered in P/S Gandhi Nagar Jammu.
However keeping in view the sensitiveness and high profile nature of the case, and on the insistence of the large no. of investors, the investigation of the case was transferred to crime branch Jammu in 2013. During the investigation it was revealed that the accused persons had duped the general public worth Crores and had diverted their deposits to their own use and to procure various assets. The investigation of the case was closed as proved and the preliminary Challan was filed before the court of law in 2013 by Crime Branch. However the accused had gone absconding.(KNS) 

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