J-K police busts inter-district gang of cheats
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 20:07
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang, including some women members, who were allegedly involved in cheating people on the name of marriage.

"The gang of 11 persons including the kingpin of the gang who were functioning in small independent modules and duping people of their hard earned money on the name of marriages have been arrested," a police spokesman said.

He said the gang was busted by police station Sumbal in Bandipora district of North Kashmir after painstaking search for more than a month.

These cheats were functioning in small independent modules controlled by the kingpin Mohammad Ismail Hajam of Panzinara village with identical modus-operandi, he said.

Narrating their modus operandi, he said cheats normally stayed in a rented house with fake identity as brother-sister or uncle-niece and would search for a financially sound party who for some social reason is unable to get married.

"These cheats would woo the person for marriage by showing him a young smart woman. Once the person agrees to enter into the marriage agreement, they would ask for handsome amount as security," he said.

The spokesman said the groom's family would give a handsome 'Mehar' (security) in cash, gift and other gold items to the bride. The bride would stay with groom at his house for some days and than disappear.

By the time the groom and his relatives realize something went wrong, the cheats already would have changed their rented location and fake identity, he said.


First Published: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 20:07

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