Pattan family accuses money lenders of fraud, seeks police help


Precious Kashmir News
Baramulla, Feb 8: A family from Ghulab Colony Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district Thursday accused money lenders of fraud and requested police to initiate strict action against them.
The family headed by one Fayaz Ahmed Shiekh told reporters here in press enclave Srinagar that in August last year Police Station Pattan arrested 4 money lenders who had been accused of running the business of lending at exorbitant rates of interest and then cheating people by asking them to return huge sums which were disproportionate to the amounts borrowed.
These accused were held after a victim from Buran Pattan who was harassed by them committed suicide.
Police station Pattan had registered a formal case under section 306, 34 RPC in this regard. “At that time police had arrested four money lenders namely Naba Ganai of Ganjipora Buran, Nazir Sofi, Rouf Bhat and Mohda Bhat all residents of Buran Pattan,” he said.
Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh said prior to this incident, these money lenders had occupied my house as my son failed to pay them interest on the money borrowed by him from them. “Instead of vacating my house, the accused money lenders in presence of Beopar Mandal, government officials and police decided to pay Rs 10.5 lakh to me. However, Beopar Mandal said that out of Rs 10.5 lakh, i have to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to the family whose member had committed suicide. The matter was settled and in presence of SHO Pattan, Beopar Mandal and Government officials the money lenders handed over three cheques worth Rs 9.5 lakh to me. All these cheques bounced and when I approached the police, they asked me to file a separate complaint. Till date, neither I got my house back nor money,” Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh said..
“I appeal police authorities especially SSP Baramulla to look into the matter personally,” he said.
When contacted a police official said that the matter with regard to cheque bouncing is in court. “We have already filed a challan against the accused in the court of law,” he said. (CNS)