Crime Branch Jammu reveals a major stamp papers scam involving two lawyers, a property dealer, and vendors in Jammu’s south sub-district. No arrests yet; investigation ongoing.

In a significant revelation, the Crime Branch of J&K Police has uncovered a substantial scam related to the use of stamp papers in Jammu. This illicit operation involves two advocates and three stamp paper vendors.

The investigation, spearheaded by the Economic Offenses Wing of the Crime Branch, unfolded as searches were conducted at five locations across R.S. Pura, Greater Kailash, and Bidhnah areas within the Jammu district.

An FIR (First Information Report) has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 420, 465, 468, 471, 409, and 130-B against the individuals implicated in this scam.

The inquiry was prompted by a formal complaint that highlighted significant financial losses incurred by the revenue department due to fraudulent activities involving stamp papers utilized in legal documents.

According to the complainant, the fraudulent practices extended to the issuance of counterfeit agriculture certificates, which hold vital importance in the purchase and sale of agricultural land. Shockingly, these certificates were being fraudulently provided to individuals with no genuine ties to agriculture.

Further investigations revealed that certain unscrupulous individuals, potentially in collusion with Sub Registrar’s Office personnel, were unlawfully reusing stamp papers on multiple occasions.

The organized network involved various parties, including certain officials from the Revenue Department, property dealers, stamp paper vendors, commission agents, and other intermediaries. The collaboration among these individuals appears to be highly coordinated, with the issuance of agriculture certificates in exchange for substantial sums of money at the heart of their illicit operations.

This revelation not only jeopardizes the legitimacy of land transactions but also leads to considerable financial losses for both the revenue department and the state exchequer.

As investigations continue, authorities are determined to apprehend those responsible and ensure that justice is served.

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