137 fresh cases filed in fake driving licence racket

In the last one month,137 cases of cheating have been registered against men who had provided fake driving licences to the Delhi Police Headquarters.

Written by Prawesh Lama | New Delhi | Published:September 3, 2013 2:11 am

In the last one month,137 cases of cheating have been registered against men who had provided fake driving licences to the Delhi Police Headquarters,seeking jobs as drivers during the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Police sources said in 90 per cent of the cases,the fake licences were procured from the Mathura Transport Authority. But police are yet to arrest any official in the transport authority for complicity as investigations are continuing.

Fake licences were also procured from the Agra Transport Authority,police sources said,adding that the racket could not have been possible without the help of transport authority employees.

The 137 cases were registered after a meeting at the Police Headquarters in July.

Police,however,clarified that none of the men who applied for the post of driver in the Delhi Police succeeded in securing jobs as the fraud was unearthed before they could be recruited.

The latest cases of cheating registered by police are part of an ongoing investigation into the fraud.

Last year,304 cases had been registered at the IP Estate police station as police probed the fake driving licences racket.

Several police officers from the central district were asked to investigate the cases but a shortage of investigating officers has ensured that not much headway has been made in many of the cases.

Despite the registration of 441 criminal cases,no arrests have been made. Police are yet to identify the kingpin of the racket.

“We are probing the fraud with the help of Mathura Transport Authority officials. Transport authority officials claim the numbers mentioned on the forged licences were not issued by the Mathura Transport Authority,” a police officer investigating the fraud said.

All the 137 cases have been registered under sections 420 (cheating),468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using a forged document as genuine for purpose of cheating).

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