Police bust marriage scam in Baramulla

Srinagar: Baramulla Police have arrested 2 persons involved in a marriage scam, following a complaint filed by Gh Mohammad Bhat, a resident of Dessa Doda.

A police spokesman in a statement said that Police Post Mirgund received an application from Ghulam Mohammad Bhat son of Mohammad Shareef Bhat resident of Dessa Doda A/P Srinagar, stating therein that he has been fraudulently cheated by one person namely Mohammad Qasim Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Gund Ibrahim, Trikolbal Pattan, on the pretext of marriage and has paid an amount of about Rs 1,50,000/- to the said fraudster.

Furthermore, the victim alleged that when he sought the recovery of the amount, the accused person Mohammad Qasim Bhat resorted to intimidation and threats of dire consequences, police said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation was set into motion.

During the course of investigation, a police party of the Police Post Mirgund, through rigorous efforts, successfully tracked down and arrested the primary accused Mohd Qasim Bhat. Moreover, his accomplice brother, namely Nisar Ahmad Bhat, was also apprehended in connection with the case. Both accused persons have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

Further investigation into the matter is ongoing, and the police encourage individuals who may have fallen victim to similar scams to come forward and report such incidents to the nearest police station.

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