SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police announced on Sunday that they have identified six individuals accused in the ‘Curative Survey Private Limited’ scam from outside J&K and have arrested one of them.
“On 19.12.2023, it was learnt that a bogus company operating under the name ‘Curative Survey Private Limited’ scammed and cheated the unsuspecting public through a fraudulent website by falsely promising them significant returns on their investments. The company had deceived the subscribers, persuading them to invest their hard-earned money with fake promises of returns. After misrepresenting and cheating, the company became unresponsive, leaving subscribers in the dark and leading to chaos, anguish, and protests,” reads an official statement.
“Accordingly, a case FIR No. 39/2023 under Section 66D of the IT Act and Section 420 of the IPC was registered in Cyber Police Station in Kashmir Zone-Srinagar,” police said.
“Taking into account the serious nature of the matter, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted to investigate the case,” police added, according to the statement.
During the investigation, the statement reveals, that it was discovered that the company had opened six offices in the Kashmir Valley and one regional office in Jammu in January–February 2023. “All seven offices were subsequently searched, and sealed, and the incriminating evidence found in these offices was seized and sent to the FSL for analysis and expert opinion. Numerous employees of the company from across Jammu and Kashmir were identified, and examined, and their statements recorded. Additionally, many victims also approached SIT, and their statements were recorded,” the statement reads.