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Multi-crore racket busted, 4 booked

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, December 31, 2012
First Published: 18:51 IST(31/12/2012) | Last Updated: 18:53 IST(31/12/2012)

The district police have booked four persons on the charges of making frauds worth crores with people by creating bogus societies to collect donations for arranging langar and other facilities for pilgrims visiting Amarnath shrine.

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A case has been booked against Sunil Kapur and his brother Amit Kumar, residents of local Harnamdaspura who had created a society under title Om Namo Shivaye Sewa Mandal under FIR no 282 and Neeraj Mahajan and his father Dharam Pal, residents of local New Vijay Nagar who had created the society named Sri Om Namo Shivaye Sewa Mandal under a separate FIR under 283.

These persons had been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 467 (forging of valuable security), 468 (forging for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged documents as genuine), and 120-B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal code, police sources revealed.

Acccording to the police sources, Sunil Kapur was running the society to collect donations on the name of Amarnath Yatra from across India and used to make arrangements for food and shelter of the pilgrims. After being impressed with the donations received, Neeraj Mahajan who used to deliver couriers for Sunil Kapur, created a separate society under title Sri Om Namo Shivaye Sewa Mandal and started collecting donations.

Irked over it, Sunil Kapur approached Punjab and Haryana high court with a writ petition and on August 21, 2012 the high court ordered the district police to enquire into the claims of the petitioner and asked police to submit the report within three weeks, police sources revealed adding that Jalandhar police commissioner then marked the inquiry to additional deputy commissioner of police (special branch).

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