Fraudster held for issuing fake labour cards

MENDHAR: A fraudster, who was cheating innocent people by issuing them fake labour cards in lieu of money, was arrested here on Sunday in Kandi Ari.

The accused was identified as Mohd Lateef, son of Alaf Din of Patha, Surankot. Fifty application forms of the Labour Department, including some filled one, three stamp pads, three bank account copies, photo I-card and Rs 3800 were recovered from possession of the accused.

He was arrested following some complaints by locals at Police Post Ari that the accused was charging Rs 300 for preparing labour cards and posing himself as authorized one for the same by the concerned department.

After detaining the accused, Police contacted the Labour Department officers, who denied having authorized anyone for issuance of labour cards and further informed that a complaint in this regard was already forwarded to SSP Reasi.

Following this, Police arrested the accused and registered a case under relevant section against him at Police Station Mendhar.


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