Gang selling fake police reports busted
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has busted a gang who prepared and sold fake police reports and No Objection Certificates (NOC) used for issuing commercial driving licences. Two men, including one who claimed to be a head constable with Delhi Police, have been arrested.delhi Updated: Apr 16, 2011 01:02 IST
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has busted a gang who prepared and sold fake police reports and No Objection Certificates (NOC) used for issuing commercial driving licences. Two men, including one who claimed to be a head constable with Delhi Police, have been arrested.
Police said the gang issued fake reports and NOCs to touts operating at transport authority for use in re-issuance and renewal of commercial driving licences.
"The arrested have been identified as Vinod Kumar (38), the kingpin who posed as a head constable, and a tout named Manbir Singh. Kumar was arrested from Ghaziabad on April 7 followed by Singh on April 13. The arrests came following a tip-off about a person who prepared fake NCRs (non-cognisable report) and no pending challan certificates. And for the last many months, they had also been issuing fake PAN cards and voter ID cards," said PS Kushwah, additional deputy commissioner of police (Crime).
The police sent a decoy customer and Kumar was arrested after a deal for fake certificates was struck. He was found in possession of a pen drive, 11 forged no pending challan certificates purported to be issued by the traffic police, police said.
He was also found in possession of three fake seals of Delhi Police. Twelve more fake seals were recovered later.
Kumar ran an ayurvedic medicines shop in Gokulpur near of transport authority on Loni Road and was using it as a hub for his illegal activities.
"He had worked in a printing press in Azadpur and used this experience gained in preparing forged documents," added Kushwah.
Kumar told the police he was preparing and selling fake documents for various agents and touts for anything between R100 and R500 depending. He has, till now, sold thousands of such forged documents, police said.
"He has also disclosed names of touts working at various transport authorities in Delhi who purchased these documents from him," said Kushwah.