Pulwama Police arrests two fraudsters involved in scamming people via social media

Srinagar March 27 (KNS): Police Station Pulwama received an application from one person namely Mehraj Ud Din Najar son of Gh Hassan Najar resident of Dalipora to the effect that one person namely Irfan Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Rashid Bhat resident of Wadoora, Bomai Sopore has uploaded his old diseased photograph on his Facebook account and mentioned his own account number and phone number for the purpose of collecting money on his name.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 51/2024 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation taken up.

During the course of investigation it came to fore that the two persons namely Irfan Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Rahim Bhat resident of Wadoora Bomai Sopore and Juvenile (Name withheld) hatched a conspiracy to deceive the people by creating two Facebook accounts on the name of Sameer Tigers & Apna Sarkar and posted on them the old diseased photograph of complainant and mentioned their own account number and phone number and have collected money by deceitful means. Both the accused involved in the commission of crime have been apprehended and further investigation is going on. The accused Irfan Ahmad Bhat was taken into the police custody & a juvenile lodged in Juvenile home Harwan Srinagar.

General public is requested not to fall prey to such frauds and whosoever found involved by uploading such posts shall be dealt as per law. We urge everyone to verify the credibility of any online appeals before making donations.(KNS)

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