Four persons,including two employees of an ordnance depot,have been booked for issuing fake licences in the name of Army personnel in 2010. The Delhi Police has filed a chargesheet in the court of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate,Delhi.
The chargesheet names Ranjit Singh and Jai Prakash,employees at the ordnance depot in Shakurbasti,Jasbir Singh and Mukesh Dahiya. They have been charged with criminal conspiracy,cheating,impersonation and forging documents for procuring bogus arms licences.
In the chargesheet,police said Sultanpuri resident Jasbir Singh was arrested following a tip-off that he had a bogus arms licence purportedly issued by district magistrate offices at Doda and Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir.
Singh was apprehended in June 2010 and a .32 calibre pistol made by the Indian Ordnance Factory recovered from his possession. He produced a licence,purportedly issued in 2008 from the office of Dodas district magistrate,which said the licence holder was from the Indian Army.
During questioning,he told police that he was not an Armyman and he got his licence from one Ranjit Singh for Rs 40,000.
He also told police that two persons named Jai Prakash and Mukesh Dahiya had also procured licences through Ranjit.
Jai Prakash was arrested soon after and he said he had paid Rs 18,000 to Ranjit Singh for the licence and that Singh had also prepared bogus licences in names of three other Army personnel.
The chargesheet said reports from district magistrates of Doda and Ramban district in Jammu & Kashmir stated that licences of Mukesh and Jasbir were issued on the basis of incomplete application forms. Their forms were found to have forged recommendation letters by administrative officer of the ordnance depot in Shakurbasti.
The administrative officer of the Ordnance Depot told police that Mukesh Dahiya and Jasbir Singh were not employees of the depot and no recommendation letter was issued to them.
All four accused in the case were out on bail. They have also been charged under the Arms Act. The court will consider taking cognisance of the chargesheet on November 22.