Srinagar, Jan 01: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said to have busted a marriage scam by arresting a fraudster in Baramulla.
“Police Post Delina received a written complaint from a resident of Hudpora Khaitangan stating therein that his brother’s marriage ceremony was scheduled to be held on 31st of December, 2023 and they were supposed to get the bride from Thana Mandi Rajouri. However, the families don’t know each other and are in touch through the middle man namely Sharif Ahmad Gaasi son of Ali Mohd Gaasi resident of Kakapora Pulwama who is not responding to their phone calls,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to INS.
Accordingly, police said a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation was initiated.
“Acting promptly, a Police party of Police Post Delina after hectic efforts and with the technical help, the said person was traced out from Srinagar. During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the said person has fraudulently cheated the said family on the pretext of marriage and has illegally grabbed an amount of Rs 1.18 lacs,” police said, adding that he has been arrested and was shifted to Police Station Baramulla where he remains in custody while further investigation of the case is going on.