Pre-arrest bail of alleged fraudster Babli (Anita Sharma) extended till June 3
Bunty (Shiv Kumar Sharma) scold by senior police officer for seeking favour
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: First Additional Sessions Judge Jammu has extended the pre-arrest bail plea of Anita Sharma alias Babli, wife of Shiv Kumar Sharma alias Bunty, till June 3, the next date of hearing. Earlier, the court had granted anticipatory bail to Anita Sharma alias Babli till May 30.
The alleged fraudster Anita Sharma, resident of 23 B/C Gandhi Nagar, wife of Shiv Kumar Sharma (Bunty), a known Financer, Fruit Dealer and Wine Merchant has been booked by Crime Branch under FIR 48/23 for impersonation, cheating and fraud. Apprehending her arrest, Anita had filed a plea for anticipatory bail while her husband Bunty is making efforts to get the case hushed up.
— BUNTY-BABLI CASE —
Meanwhile, a middle rung police officer, on assurance of anonymity, said that Bunty (Shiv Kumar Sharma) has been approaching police officers of different wings in their offices and at their residences to bribe them to get the matter hushed up. Bunty is reportedly carrying baskets of imported fruits, whisky and gifts to woo the police officers. This can be verified from the video recordings from CCTVs installed at the residences and offices of the police officers.
According to insiders, one of the police officers, to whom Bunty visited, snubbed him for seeking favours. One of the insider added that one officer told Bunty, “You people do offence and then ask for favours, pretending to be innocent.”
“It is now only judiciary which will decide whether you are innocent or criminal. So don’t visit me again,” the officer scolded Bunty.
Meanwhile, the Crime Branch has submitted status report of the case before the court. According to FIR 48/2023, Anita Sharma impersonated as the owner of House Number 84/110-A, Gandhi Nagar and tried to cheat Jammu Municipal Corporation to get under process certificate which she used to befool municipal officers during construction of House Number 44 D/C Gandhi Nagar whenever officials of Municipal Corporation approached at the site. Anita Sharma used to tell to the concerned officials that she has applied for the building permission to JMC on August 12, 2019. To substantiate her point, she used to show false documents by concealing the factual position. This, in the process, caused a huge loss to the JMC and the state exchequer by not depositing the requisite Building Permission Fee by adopting fraudulent means. The illegal construction was in gross violation of the setbacks and other norms of the JMC.