Fake licence scam; twelve more FIRs filed
Twelve more FIRs have been registered in connection with the Delhi Police recruitment scam that was unearthed by the crime branch. It was learnt that a large number of aspirants had submitted forged driving licences for securing a job in the Delhi Police as drivers. The vacancy for the post of drivers with the police was announced in 2009 before the Commonwealth Games for escorting athletes to the Games venue.
The total number of FIRs registered in the Commonwealth Games-related scams has reached to more than 300. Half of the driving licences submitted by 676 shortlisted aspirants for the same number of vacant posts were fake and procured from transport authorities of different states.
According to a senior police officer, appointment letters of candidates whose driving licences and other documents were found forged were not issued by the Delhi Police’s recruitment cell. The latest FIRs were registered at the IP Estate police station in the last two-days on the orders of the deputy commissioner of police (establishment).
“During examinations of their driving licences it was found that they were procured from transport authorities of various states. Majority of them were issued from licensing authorities of Mathura and Agra in Uttar Pradesh,” informed the senior officer.
During the verification of the copy of Bhim Singh’s (who is one of the many drivers accused) licence, the DCP found that the licence was not issued in Singh’s name.
“A case of cheating and forgery has been registered against him,” added the official.