6th arrest made in job cheating case, police forms SIT

6th arrest made in job cheating case, police forms SIT

Srinagar: Police on Saturday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by SDPO Kothibagh to investigate a case regarding cheating of job aspirants of lakhs of rupees by promising them jobs in Jammu and Kashmir.

The case (FIR No. 73/2022) under 420, 468, 120-B IPC of Police Station Kothlbagh was registered recently and so far at least six persons have been arrested including one reportedly affiliated with ‘Muslim Rashtriya Manch’- an arm of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The latest to arrest in the case is a resident of Seeloo Babagund Baramulla who as per sources is working as an orderly in JKPSC. “He is the 6th person to be arrested in this case. Due to larger ramifications, SIT formed to investigate this case,” a senior police officer to GNS.

The SIT has been asked to take up the investigation of case “forthwith” and has been asked to “ensure submission of timely progress report to SSP Srinagar on fortnightly basis till filing of chargesheet.”

The members of the SIT include SHOs of police station Kothibagh, Maisuma, Investigating Officer of police station Kothibagh, An ASI of Kothibagh Police station besides Reader to SDPO Kothibagh and Reader to SP East. (GNS)

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