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Fraud Charges Against Actor Javed Sheikh Dismissed

Fraud Charges Against Actor Javed Sheikh Dismissed

A fraud case against veteran actor Javed Sheikh and others, related to a property project promotional campaign in Rawat, was dismissed on Monday

The charges, filed under Section 420 of the Pakistan Penal Code, alleged that the accused deceived a couple into investing Rs5 million with promises of high returns.

Rawat’s Station House Officer (SHO) stated that the case was registered following a court order, but the financial transactions occurred in Karachi. During the investigation, the stamp paper provided was found to be from a Karachi vendor.

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The SHO explained that since the stamp paper and transactions were tied to Karachi and outside Rawat police’s jurisdiction, the case was dismissed.

The fraud case was initially registered at the Rawat police station and included Javed Sheikh and seven others, such as the company owner, Jehanzaib Alam.

Previously, the case was filed under the directives of the Additional District and Sessions Judge. The police summoned all the accused for investigation.

According to the complaint by Amjad Mahmood and his wife, Iram Amjad, Javed Sheikh, Jehanzaib Alam, Jamal Khan, Rana Zahid, Azhar Hussain, and Sameer Jadoon persuaded them to invest, promising a 7% monthly profit.

The couple signed an agreement on official stamp papers and invested Rs5 million. However, after months without returns, they claimed to have been threatened when they demanded their money back.

After the police initially refused to register their complaint, the couple approached the court, leading to the case’s eventual dismissal due to jurisdictional issues.