REASI: fewOn the complaint of consumers for sale of minor minerals on exhorbitant rate in violation of rate fixed by the government, the police has arrested six persons and lodged FIRs against all the offenders.
As per police statement, the arrested accused includes an allottee of mine of minor minerals(sand) block and seized one JCB involved in theft of minor minerals.
Case FIR no 05, 07 and 10/ 2022 U/S 420 stand registered in Police Station Reasi for overcharging whereas case FIR no 06 and 17 stands registered at Police Station Arnas for theft of sand.
The arrested accuseds are Neeraj S/O Surinder Singh R/O Holipur Agra A/P Salal Kotli Himna arrested for cheating and overcharging while providing sand to the complainant from mining block at Hemna.
Bhram Kumar S/O Paras Ram R/O Bhaga, manager of Shrine Stone Crusher booked and arrested in case FIR 07/2022 for cheating and overcharging from Vijay Kumar of Reasi when he went to Crusher for buying crushed bajri.
On getting complaint of cheating and overcharging from another customer of Kanthan case FIR no 06/2022 stands registered at Police Station Arnas against Crusher at Anas Nalla and accused Bansi Lal S/O Sher Singh R/O Surundi Arnas arrested in the case.
Case FIR 10/2022 stands registered against block number 34 for cheating and overcharging from innocent customers while providing minor minerals.
Another innocent customer lodged a complaint at Police Station Arnas for being cheated at mining Block Chinka. In this regard FIR no 17/2022 Stands registered at Police Station Arnas and accused Ashwani Kumar S/O Suraj Ram R/O Kanthan arrested in the case, currency notes also seized as evidence in the case. The allotee of the block namely Vikesh Kumar S/O Agya Pal R/O Arnas also arrested in the case.
In another incident of illegal mining at Anji Khad Reasi, case FIR no 26/2022 stands registered at Police Reasi and investigations initiated. During course of investigations one JCB Machine is also seized in the case & owner namely Ashok Kumar S/O Shri Chand R/O Sukhetar at present Sulla Reasi arrested.
Investigation in all the cases is in progress for possible economic offenses of evasion of GST & taxes too.
SSP Reasi, Shailender Singh while sharing the details conveyed that Reasi Police is committed for ‘Rights of Consumer’ and enforcing genuine rates of goods & services in the jurisdiction. He appealed to the citizens to approach the nearest police station in case anyone charge them excessive amount beyond the rates fixed by the government.