Jammu Crime Branch on Friday booked a man for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 44 lakh on the pretext of making purchases for her industrial units.
According to Babita Jain’s complaint, after her husband Vinod Kumar’s murder in 2013, Atul Chibber, a Jammu resident, approached her stating that he would like to help in running the two industrial units owned by her husband, SSP, Crime Branch, Jammu, Mubassir Latifi said.
Besides running the cotton seed cakes manufacturing unit at Mehtpur in Himachal Pradesh and SIDCO Industrial Complex, Bari Brahmana, Jammu, Chibber also promised to help in contesting her husband’s murder case who was killed in a property dispute, he said.
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Later, Chibber took an amount of Rs 44 lakh from Jain through bank transactions and cash on the pretext of arranging raw materials for the cotton seed units and some other investments, the SSP said.
He also provided an agreement and hundies (bills) for the transactions. But, later he neither provided the raw material nor returned the money to her, he said.
On making repeated requests to Chibber, Jain was threatened of dire consequences by him, Latifi said.
On the receipt of the complaint, a preliminary verification was initiated in which the agreements and hundies were found to be fake, he said.
Accordingly, a case was on Friday registered against Atul Chibber and investigation was taken up, the SSP said.