Srinagar: Baramulla Police have busted an inter district fraud marriage racket in Kunzer area of the district by arresting four individuals involved in the nexus.
In a statement, issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), a spokesperson said that according to the complaint, the accused individuals were operating as middlemen during marriage functions.
The statement reads that they allegedly used WhatsApp to send photos of various young women, falsely claiming they were ready for marriage.
“These individuals convinced the victims on the other side to agree to marriage proposals, fix the Mehar money and make payments. However, despite financial transactions no marriages were conducted and the money was not returned.” it reads.
It reads that it has been revealed that this group of fraudsters manipulated their victims by selecting targets through carefully chosen photographs of young women.
“They managed to accumulate a significant sum of Rs 7,38000 from unsuspecting victims under the pretense of mehar payments and commission.”
The accused have been identified as Laal Hussain, son of Mir Mohammad, resident of Ward No 06, Jaranwala Gali, Rajouri, Irshada Begum, daughter of Gulzar Ahmad Goger, resident of Mori Kalakot, Rajouri, Ab Rahman Rather, son of Gh Qadir, resident of Dar Mohalla, Drang, Budgam & Ab Khaliq Dar, son of Ab Rahim Dar, resident of Gulab Bag, Pati Poshker, Khag Budgam.
It reads that a case has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “Investigation was initiated immediately, leading to unearthing of the entire fraudulent operation. As of now, four individuals have been apprehended in connection with this case,” it added—(KNO)