HC rejects bail of Advocate, other for duping people


Jammu, Feb 13: J&K High Court rejected bail application of Zaffar Iqbal who is advocate by profession and Zaheer Abass who duped people crores of rupees.
According to the Crime Branch On 16.05.2019, the complainant namely Sh. Abdul Karim, S/o Sh. Raj Mohd. R/o Pathanateer Mendhar, Poonch and others 2 Bail App Nos. 170/ 2019 & 192/2019 produced an application at P/S Mendhar duly marked by DIG, R/P Range Hqrs, Rajouri and endorsed by SDPO Mendhar against Tariq Mehmood (Mohd. Tariq), S/o Mohd. Aziz, Imtiaz Ahmed S/o Mohd. Aziz both residents of Village Chhungan and Murtaza Ahmed, S/o Mohd. Bashir, R/o ChakBanola, Tehsil Mendhar and others, alleging therein that the above alleged accused persons were running a private company in the name and style of Hablas Pvt. Ltd. where they have collected money from the people with the motive to double the money within a month's time. The complainants also alleged that the alleged accused doubled the money of various people of the area. The accused were running this fraudulent company from near about 08 months and thereafter have disappeared from Tehsil Mendhar and did not double their money. It was also alleged that the alleged accused persons cheated the complainants and are wandering in Jammu, Delhi and at various places in India. Upon the receipt of this application/ complaint a case FIR No. 70/2019 u/s 420/RPC has been registered in P/s Mendhar on 16.05.2019 and the investigation of the case was taken up by Inspector Sajjad Mir, SHO P/s Mendhar. Later on, vide PHQ order No. 1929 of 2019 dated 20.05.2019, the investigation of the case FIR No. 70/2019 u/s 420/RPC P/S Mendhar was transferred to Crime Branch, Jammu and entrusted to Dy. SP, Crime Branch, Jammu for carrying out investigation into the matter and a SIT has been constituted. The investigation of the case has been taken up by Crime Branch, Jammu. During the course of investigation, accused kingpin Tariq Mehmood S/o Mohd. Aziz, R/o Chhungan, Tehsil Mendhar, District Poonch was arrested and was interrogated, where under the accused disclosed that he is a Government employee working as Pharmacist in Health Department and was posted as Pharmacist at Health Sub Centre BathoiMahore since 2016.
Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta after hearing both the sides in length observed that applicants along with other accused have been found involved in swindling of huge amount of Rs.147,67,92,256/- of innocent persons of locality on the promise of doubling the same within one month. Applicants and other accused have used the money of public for their own use by purchasing properties at Jammu and outside Jammu. In case bail is granted, the trust of the general public, especially the persons who have deposited the money with the company, will be shaken and they will lose faith on Courts. The laws cited by counsel for petitioners are not applicable in the present set of circumstances of both the cases. Having regard to the material on record and since large amounts of money belonging to innocent investors have been siphoned off, as well as for the aforesaid reasons, the High Court, in our considered opinion, should not have released the Respondent on bail. With these observations Court rejected bail application. JNF

Share This Story

Comment On This Story


Photo Gallery

BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty