JAMMU: Sohail Kazmi, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Taskeen newspaper and member, Waqf Board, has been booked in a case of cheating.
A police spokesperson said that the accused was booked under Section 420 at Police Station Peer Mitha, Jammu on the basis of an audio recording produced by the complainant, Dr KL Sharma, wherein the former (Kazmi) could be heard of demanding Rs 5 lakh from the complainant in lieu of providing a Government job.
“The accused demanded Rs 5 lakh in 2021 for providing a Class IVth Government job,” said the police spokesperson, adding, “when the aspirant didn’t get selected for a Government job, Dr KL Sharma demanded that his amount be paid back, but that didn’t happen till date”.
“So, acting on the written complaint and the audio recording produced by the complainant, we’ve booked Sohail Kazmi under Section 420 of the IPC and taken up further investigation,” the police spokesperson further said.
According to him, Kazmi had also allegedly cheated the middleman, who introduced Dr KL Sharma to the Editor-in-Chief of Daily Taskeen newspaper, of a sum of Rs 2 lakh, earlier.–(Agencies)