Marriage scam busted in Baramulla, one held: Police

Police Station Baramulla. [FPK Photo / Umar Farooq]

Baramulla: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Baramulla busted a marriage scam and arrested a fraudster involved in the case on Monday.

In a statement, police said, “Police Post Delina received a written application from one Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat, a resident of Hudpora Khaitangan stating therein that his brother’s marriage ceremony was scheduled to be held on December 31, 2023 and they were supposed to get the bride from Thana Mandi Rajouri.”

However, police said, the families did not know each other were in touch through the middle man namely Sharif Ah Gaasi, son of Ali Mohd Gaasi, a resident of Kakapora Pulwama and he then stopped responding to their phone calls.

“To this effect, case FIR under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation taken up”, reads the statement.

Acting upon this, Police Party of Police Post Delina, as per the statement, swung into action and after hectic efforts and technical the said person was traced out from Srinagar and during preliminary enquiry, it came to fore that the said person has fraudulently cheated the said family on the pretext of marriage and has grabbed illegally an amount to the tune of Rs 1.18 lakh.

“The accused was arrested in the instant case and was shifted to Police Station Baramulla where he remained in custody”, reads the statement adding further investigation is going on.

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