Man chargesheeted for ‘forging’ signature of former CM Mehbooba Mufti
SRINAGAR: A man was chargesheeted on Saturday for allegedly forging the signature of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to get helicopter tickets to Vaishno Devi shrine on a priority basis two years ago, police said.
An official spokesman said that Crime Branch Jammu second time Charge-sheeted habitual imposter Sandeep Koul S/O Pran Nath R/O 578, Sec-3 Channi Himmat, in case FIR No.14/2017 U/S 420, 465, 467, 471 RPC P/S Crime Branch, Jammu for preparing and forging priority letters of the then Chief Minister J&K Mehbooba Mufti with the intention to procure Helicopter tickets on priority from SMVD SB authorities by committing fraud.
Earlier accused was charge sheeted for faking signature of none less than the then foreign minister of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj. Sandeep koul owns Desh Pradesh tour and travels Shastri Nagar Jammu, A/P H. No. 397, Sector – 4 Channi Himmat, Jammu, said the spokesman.
“Khalid Jahangir, KAS, Addl. Secretary to Government of J&K, Home Department, in a written complaint to Crime Branch Jammu alleged against unknown imposter with regard to a DO purportedly issued by the then Chief Minister J&K addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra, wherein it was alleged that some fraudulent person has prepared fake DO letter purportedly under the fake and forged signatures of the then Chief Minister J&K, seeking therein favour, in the shape of arranging helicopter tickets for his clients to perform Darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi Ji Holy cave on 27th and 28th of April, 2017,” he said.
He said that this led to registration of instant case in Crime Branch, Jammu. Electronic trails were tracked to reach the blind end in the case. Documentary, oral, electronic and scientific evidences helped Investigating officer establish charges of preparing fake priority letters using them as genuine with criminal intention against the accused for fetching more money from the innocent pilgrims.
“Sandeep Koul is a notorious hard core criminal with past bad conduct. Twelve years back, his father disowned him from ancestral property rights,” said the spokesman.