Fake marriage racket busted by police in Baramulla, 4 arrested


Police in Baramulla have busted a fake marriage racket and arrested 4 persons including a lady.

Police said that the case was brought to their notice through an application submitted by some respectable citizens of Kunzer area.

According to the complaint, the accused individuals were operating as middlemen during marriage functions. They allegedly used WhatsApp to send photos of various young women, falsely claiming they were ready for marriage. These individuals convinced the victims on the other side to agree to marriage proposals, fix the alimony (mehar) and make payments. However, despite the financial transactions, no marriages were conducted, and the money was not returned. It has been revealed that this group of fraudsters manipulated their victims by selecting targets through carefully chosen photographs of young women. They managed to accumulate a significant sum of 7 lakh 38 thousand rupees from unsuspecting victims under the pretense of mehar payments and commission.

The accused have been identified as Laal Hussain, son of Mir Mohammad, resident of Jaranwala Gali, Rajouri, Irshada Begum, daughter of Gulzar Ahmad Goger, resident of Mori Kalakot, Rajouri, Ab Rahman Rather, son of Gh Qadir, resident of Dar Mohalla, Drang, Budgam & Ab Khaliq Dar, son of Ab Rahim Dar, resident of Gulab Bag, Pati Poshker, Khag Budgam.

The Police Department has registered an FIR under relevant sections of law. [KNT]

Tanveer Hussain

Tanveer Hussain is a video journalist working for news agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT) in Central Kashmir's Budgam.

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