JAMMU: Economic Offences Wing – Crime Branch Jammu on Friday produced preliminary charge-sheet against fraudster Upendra Singh Rudradeo for duping a person of Rs 28 lakhs after enticing him by pretending to be the Head of the Indian Cooperative Mission (ICOM).According to a handout, the fraudster Upendra Singh Rudradeo, son of Sukhi Lal Singh, resident of Gram Post Makair, Chappra Bihar, presently at 108/09 Pocket 10 Rohni Delhi; B-96, First floor, Rohini Sector-01, Avantika North West Delhi and H.No 5L/122A P/S NIT Faridabad, Haryana in case FIR No. 51/2019 U/S 420, 465, 471/ RPC P/S Crime Branch Jammu, duped the complainant Puran Chand, son of Lt. Lal Chand, resident of Village Gazipur Kulian, R. S Pura, District Jammu of Rs 28 lakhs after the accused enticed him by pretending to be the Head of the Indian Cooperative Mission (ICOM) and to work with him in different projects of the mission.
The case owes its origin to a written complaint lodged by Puran Chand, who alleged therein that one Upendra Singh Rudradeo cheated him by taking an amount of Rs 28 lakhs in January 2017, through one of his close friend namely Rakesh Ranjan, who introduced the accused to the complainant as National Head organization committee of Indian Cooperative Mission. The accused thereafter showed the complainant a fake project file of Indian Cooperative Mission (ICOM) and took the complainant into confidence to work with the accused in different projects with Indian Cooperative Mission and finally duped him.On receipt of the complaint, a preliminary verification was initiated by Crime Branch Jammu in accordance with the procedure in vogue and during the course of enquiry the allegations leveled were prima-facie substantiated against the accused leading to the registration of a formal case against the accused under the relevant sections of law.
During the course of investigation, the culprit was arrested from Delhi after hectic efforts put in by a Special team of Crime Branch Jammu as the accused was constantly evading the arrest for the past four years. The culprit was brought to Jammu and was produced before the Court of law for seeking his police remand for further investigation of the case. Relevant record was seized, statements of witnesses recorded U/S 161. Cr.PC and 164 Cr.PC, scientific, circumstantial and other material evidence was gathered and the offences were proved against the accused. Moreover, during the investigation it also came to fore that the accused is also wanted in more than 7 FIRs for cheating and fraud in Rajasthan, as such after production of charge-sheet the custody of the accused was handed over to the Ajmer Police, Rajasthan in case FIR No. 4/2022 for facing the charges.
Process for recovery is under progress as the Bank Account of the accused has been debit frozen of Rs. 18. 70 Lakhs. Further investigation of the case is going on for in-depth probe.
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