Police arrests a fraudster who manipulated a dramatic episode in Bollywood style.
SRINAGAR: Sadder Police Station arrested a notorious cheater and fraudster who had duped a Kashmir Administrative Service Officer, ofRs. 3.5 lacs under threat to his life.
Danish Bashir Lanker S/o Bashir Ahmad Lanker R/o Rangreth – Wayoosa in habit of claiming fraudulently to be senior manager of Bosch International before senior officers and in habit of dressing in trendy lounge suits and employing glib english conversational skills very cunningly developed friendly relations with the victim who is a senior KAS officer and is posted at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar.
The accused weaved a conspiracy by pleading to the victim for accompanying him to Delhi so as to inaugurate his optical fiber unit belonging to accused making him to believe that he is being honoured by accused . Taking advantage of gullibility of victim accused secured Adhaar Card details from him on pretext of booking air tickets and hotel accommodation for him .
This information was employed by the accused for securing stamp papers on which undertakings were got typed upon secretly and the victim officer was taken to Delhi. During the process accused Danish secured details from the victim officer regarding his modus of making bank transaction and other bank details in friendly discussions.
On reaching Delhi on pretext of taking the victim for inauguration of his nonexistent optical fiber unit he took him to a prefixed destination, where three more persons were already lying in waiting . The victim was caught hold of by the accused persons and tied with the rope on threat to life his M pay account and password were secured. His phone was snatched and make believe texting of messages was done by accused from the victims phone to his phone after siphoning Rs. 3.5 Lacs from his account to the account of accused . In make believe texting messages like thanking for money and getting an assurance for balance amount of Rs. 46.50 Lacs was also done in a theatrical manner . The victim officer was made to sign already fraudulently settled affidavits to the effect of undertakings at threat to his life . The victim was warned of dire-conseqeunces in case of any misadventure of approaching Police. He being not acquainted with Delhi was frightened to his core.
The victim officer somehow was let off and on reaching back Srinagar approached police authorities who took strong exception to the issue and under dynamic leadership of City Police Chief Dr, M. Haseeb Mughal proper verification was undertaken which substantiated the facts resulting into registration of FIR No. 153/2019 U/s 342, 382,420,506,120-B RPC at P/s Sadder and arrest of the accused.
The instant case calls for caution among general public teaching a lesson for not sharing of personal details like MPIN, Passwords , bank details, financial status and bank holdings with people. The instant incident could had resulted into much serious harm to life and property of the victim officer. The common people are advised to act guardedly and cautiously so that such crimes are prevented.
The instant case is an eye-opener for gullible people who may fall into such traps. The age old wisdom of dealing with people with proper acquaintance holds good all the more in present times. The instant case has also sent al resounding message across the society into the minds of such fraudsters and criminals that whatsoever may be level and degree of their evil planning’s they cannot escape the clutches of law enforcing agencies.