Two RPF men arrested for fake bail bond scam
A case of cheating has been registered against two unidentified personnel attached with the railway protection force (RPF) who allegedly issued fake bail bonds to commuters caught for railway crimes.mumbai Updated: Nov 29, 2010 01:53 IST
A case of cheating has been registered against two unidentified personnel attached with the railway protection force (RPF) who allegedly issued fake bail bonds to commuters caught for railway crimes.
Explaining the modus operandi, senior inspector Dilip Gore from Kurla government railway police (GRP) said that any offence in the premises of the railways is registered with the RPF.
For example anyone entering a restricted area, on railway property, is booked under the Indian Railway Act by the RPF. When the person is arrested, he is either sent to the lock up, or released on cash bail and then asked to be present in front of the magistrate.
“The duo issued fake bail bond receipts to passengers. Even if there was no case against them, the passengers were made to believe that they had been booked. To make it look more realistic, the RPF men also gave the victims fake hearing dates in the court,” added Gore.
The accused targeted people who were uneducated and from a poor background. Most of their victims never attended the hearing and the duo made a lot of money, said the GRP. “The complaint was registered by an activist on Saturday, who also gave the police copies of the fake bail bond receipts of Rs 500 each.
"The scam has been going for around three years,” Gore said.