Police close in on man who gave ‘fake’ papers

Yadav’s police remand ends on Thursday. He will be produced in the Delhi court at 2 pm, police said.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: December 11, 2014 3:01 am

Police have identified the man who helped rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav get the “forged” police verification certificate to acquire the registration paper and a commercial licence for his Swift Dzire.

According to police sources, Yadav got the certificate through an agent who also helped him get his car financed. “The investigation in the case has opened a can of worms. It was found that an agent who got Yadav’s car financed also arranged for the police verification certificate to be submitted to the Transport department. Before joining Uber, for which a driver requires at least a commercial licence and a registered vehicle, Yadav approached this agent. We have identified him and the arrest will be made soon,” a police source said.

Meanwhile, Yadav was taken to the spot of crime and to Mathura for gathering of evidence. Police have recovered the iPhone4S that was provided to the accused by Uber. “We have recovered the phone that the accused was using while he was a driver with Uber. He used the phone to make several calls to his friends and family after the incident,” a police officer said.

Yadav’s police remand ends on Thursday. He will be produced in the Delhi court at 2 pm, police said.

About the agent, police suspect that he runs a racket to provide fake police certificates and other forged documents for clearance of loans and finances, in connivance with some government officials from the Transport department. “This job cannot be done without the support of an insider. If a Transport department official or even a police officer is found to be involved in the racket, he will be booked,” the officer said.

“We suspect he prepares such certificates for drivers of other cab services too. We suspect involvement of some bank officials too, as he also got cars financed for people. The investigation in the matter is in full swing and arrests will be made soon. Separate FIRs will be registered in the matter once the facts become clear,” a police source said.

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