JAMMU: An official said that the Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against a guy from Kathua for defrauding young people out of thousands of rupees on the pretence of getting them jobs with the government. According to a Crime Branch official, Sher Ali, of the Marheen tehsil, was charged with defrauding the complainant and other unemployed youth of Rs 5.50 lakhs. According to him, a 104-page charge sheet was presented in court for review by the judge. On the basis of a written complaint submitted by Manzoor Ahmed, a case was opened against Ali. He claimed that Ali had ensnared him and other unemployed young people by pretending to be a powerful person who would place them all in jobs with the MES (Military Engineering Services), the railway, or banks. According to the spokesperson, the accused defrauded the complaint and other victims after amassing large sums of money from them under this pretence. According to the spokesman, a preliminary investigation was started after the charges were found to be prima facie true. A case was then filed for a thorough investigation. It was determined that the accused committed fraud against the complainant and other unemployed youngsters after the relevant record was seized, witness statements were recorded, and other material evidence was acquired, he added. The case was filed with the Court of Law as FIR No. 55/2023 U/S 420 /RPC P/S Crime Branch Jammu. After convincing the victims that he was a powerful person, the scammer promised to find them government employment in the MES, Railway, or Bank. According to the complainant, the accused Sher Ali convinced them that he was a powerful person who could obtain them all jobs in the MES (Military Engineering Services), railway, or bank. Under this guise, the accused defrauded the complaint and other victims of substantial sums of money. According to a handout published by the Crime Branch, the claims were prima facie proved after a preliminary verification was launched following the receipt of the complaint. The case was then registered for a thorough investigation. Scientific, circumstantial, and other material evidence was gathered, pertinent records were seized, witness statements were recorded in accordance with sections 161 of the Criminal Procedure Code and 164 of the Criminal Code, and cheating offences against the accused for seducing the complainant and other unemployed youth victims under the pretence of setting up government jobs have been established.