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‘Rapist’ applied for police all-clear, denied due to 2011 rape charge

Yadav paid Rs 2,000 for ‘forged’ certificate; agent who helped him arrested.

Security at Tis Hazari court where Uber rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav was produced on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)
Security at Tis Hazari court where Uber rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav was produced on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Amit Mehra)

Shiv Kumar Yadav, the accused in last Friday’s Uber cab rape, had officially approached the police and applied for a police clearance certificate in May this year. The application was, however, denied to him owing to his involvement in a rape case in 2011.

It is then that Yadav approached an agent to get him a “fake” certificate. The agent, Sumit Sharma, was arrested on Wednesday, sources said.
They said a document dated May 24, 2014 has surfaced, stating that a police clearance certificate was not issued to Yadav because of his criminal record. The details of the rape case of 2011 registered in Mehrauli have also been mentioned in the document.

During questioning, Yadav revealed that he needed a police clearance certificate to get an all-India taxi permit and a commercial licence to get his car financed. However, when the police refused to give him clearance, he went to Sharma. The agent reportedly promised to “arrange” the paper within three days for a fee of Rs 2,000, police said.

“Yadav had Rs 2 lakh and the remaining Rs 4 lakh was financed through this agent. The agent has an office near Sapna Cinema in East of Kailash,” a source revealed.

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During questioning, Sharma revealed that he got Yadav’s Swift Dzire financed but the forged certificate was arranged by another man known to him. The police are now on the lookout for the third person involved in the said racket, sources said.

“The person who got the document arranged was unaware that the Addl DCP, whose signature they used on the certificate, was posted out of Delhi in February 2013. The certificate was dated May 2014. We are questioning Sharma to ascertain how many others are involved in the racket,” an officer  said.