Jammu Crime Branch lodges FIR against two for cheating on OLX

Jammu Crime Branch lodges FIR against two for cheating on OLX

Jammu: Sleuths of Jammu Crime Branch on Saturday registered an FIR against two persons on charges of cheating OLX.
Crime Branch spokesman here said that an FIR has been registered against Satnam Singh and Atul Kumar, both residents of Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, for cheating the complainant OLX by mischievously exchanging his hypothecated Scorpio.
Acting on a written complaint by Parnav Ganjoo of Anand Vihar, Bohri Jammu in Crime Branch Jammu alleged that on December 30, 2018 he contacted Satnam Singh and Atul Kumar through OLX and made deal to exchange their cars.
“Subsequently the complainant exchanged his BMW car with Satnam Singh and he handed over the Registration Certificate of Scorpio, copy of Aadhar Card and Blank Transfer set duly signed by owner with undertaking that there is no liability on said Scorpio,” he added.
The accused Satnam Singh also gave assurance to complainant that he will send other documents of Scorpio within a few days. After some days, the complainant repeatedly called Satnam Singh and found his mobile switched off, said the Spokesman.
After that the complainant found contact number of Atul Kumar who told him that Scorpio has liability of loan from AU Small Finance Bank and he would return his BMW car within 2-3 days and thereafter Atul Kumar had also switched off his mobile, he said.
The spokesman said that on the receipt of the complaint, a preliminary verification was conducted by Crime Branch, Jammu.
During the course of enquiry, it was established that Satnam Singh and Atul Kumar hatched a criminal conspiracy to cheat the complainant by exchanging their Scorpio which had the liability of loan of Rs 5.50 lakh of AU Small Finance Bank with BMW Car of complainant and gave assurance to complainant that there is no loan on the said Scorpio and also handed over the fake documents (transfer set of Scorpio) to complainant, he said.
Thus commission of offences under section 420,465,467,468,120-B IPC against accused persons were substantiated.
In this connection a formal FIR has been registered by the Crime Branch Jammu and the investigation is underway, the spokesman said.