JAMMU: Jammu police claimed to have busted a racket involved in the preparation and sale of fake registration slips of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra – 2023 by arresting three persons including the main accused.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu, Chandan Kohli said that during the examination of yatra registration slips of some devotees of the ongoing Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, Jammu Administration found that some devotees possess fake slips.
“Upon this cognizance was taken and an investigation was set into motion wherein it came to fore that these devotees have been duped by a racket being run from Delhi wherein fake registration slips are being provided to the pilgrims,” he said, adding that “A case in FIR 188/23 U/S 420 IPC was registered in Trikuta Nagar police station and investigation of the matter was set into motion. It was thoroughly probed by a team of concerned PS, SDPO East and SP South Jammu.”
A police spokesman said that during the investigation, it came to the fore that a man from Delhi is running a racket involved in the preparation of these fake registration slips and then a team of Jammu police raided Delhi and succeeded in the arrest of the accused namely Harender Verma son of Devinder Verma resident of West Rohtas Nagar, Shahdra Delhi.
“Later two of his accused namely Daleep Prajapati son of Hari Chand, and Vinod Kumar son of Jagan Nath were also arrested,” the statement said, adding that the main accused was involved in the preparation of fake registration slips while other two associates were indulged in arranging bus service and medical certificates for devotees.
The statement said that the accused were running this racket and selling fake registration slips to devotees duping them of their hard-earned money.
“The police said during the raid, a computer and printer used in the crime have also been seized and further investigation is going on,” the statement said. Meanwhile, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli appealed to the devotees desiring to come on the pilgrimage of Shri Amarnath Ji to register themselves only through notified Government means and not to fall prey to the hands of these criminals—(KNO)