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Delhi blasts accused got his driving license from Hathras

india Updated: Oct 23, 2012 19:40 IST
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Delhi and Bengluru blasts accused Indian Mujahideen member Fasiah Mohammad got his driving license from the road transport office of district Hathras in Western UP by submitting fake address proof and other supporting documents.

Fasih was arrested in Saudi Arab in the month of May this year and has been deported to India few days ago. During interrogation he revealed to the Saudi officials that his men in India were in process of getting his identity documents from different government offices of Western UP in India. Saudi officials passed this information to their Indian counterparts who subsequently alerted the road transport authorities of district Hathras and Ghaziabad.

A thorough investigation of the documents brought forth the truth that a driving license was issued in the name of Fasih Mohammad from RTO (Road Transport Office) of Hathras in the month of August this year and the supporting documents (Ration card, LIC policy and PAN card) submitted with the form were found fake.

"Even the address and name of the person mentioned in the form were fake," said Vikram Singh, road transport officer (RTO) of Aligarh region, who suspended the dealing clerk Rajkumar with immediate effect and recommended for action against the Regional Inspector CK Sharma to the state transport commissioner. Later Sharma was also put under suspension on charges of issuing license without verifying the address and other supporting documents.

"They processed the incomplete form and documents without verification," admitted the RTO adding further that the documents did not bear the signature of the applicant and other documents attached with the form were also found fake during examination.

Learning from their mistakes the RTO has now directed the staff to strictly follow the rules and regulations while making licenses and instead of providing license directly to the applicant it will now being couriered or mailed to the address of the applicant. "The new system would help us to keep an effective check on issuing licenses on fake addresses," said the RTO.