Transport official held for accepting fake documents

The Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a Transport inspector who reportedly issued the driving licence to Dinesh Yadav,the owner of the bus on which a 23-year-old paramedic student was gangrape on December 16.

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | Published: May 10, 2013 2:03:36 am

The Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a Transport inspector who reportedly issued the driving licence to Dinesh Yadav,the owner of the bus on which a 23-year-old paramedic student was gangrape on December 16.

Special operation squad of Crime Branch arrested Jai Bhagwan (60) from his home in Sadatpur Extension,East Delhi,on Wednesday.

Sources said Bhagwan retired from the post of inspector at Mall Road Transport Authority in December last year.

In the chargesheet filed against Dinesh Yadav,police noted that Yadav told them that he had got his driving licence on the basis of forged documents and several Transport officials had helped him.

The Crime Branch had been trying to nab the errant Transport officials.

With the help of information gained from Yadav,police arrested one Rakam Singh,who helped Yadav get a ration card that had the address of Burari in North Delhi. Police said Yadav used this ration card to get a driving licence.

Sources said Bhagwan issued the licence to Yadav in 2005. With the help of the licence,Yadav opened a bank account and got bus permits for 10 buses.

The chartered bus used in the crime did not have a legal permit or a fitness certificate to ply. The bus had also been impounded six times in the past two years

Police sources said the fake documents were accepted at State Transport Department office in Civil Lines,which issued the registration certificate and a permit.

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