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Pune: Man arrested for selling fake E-passes during lockdown

For those who wanted to travel out of the district and to other states, Pune City Police have made it mandatory to get an E-pass by submitting the required details and documents on covid10mhpolice.gov.in.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
April 29, 2021 10:03:20 pm
Pune, E-passPune police checking Travel E-Pass near Shivapur toll plaza on Pune-Satara Highway. (Express Photo By Pavan Khengre)

Pune City Police have arrested a man who was allegedly selling fake E-passes to those who wanted to travel to other districts and states during the lockdown imposed by the state to contain the surge of Covid-19 cases.

Police have identified the accused as Dhanaji Murlidhar Gaganmale (29), a resident of Fursungi. An offence has been lodged at the Hadapsar police station in this case.

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For those who wanted to travel out of the district and to other states, Pune City Police have made it mandatory to get an E-pass by submitting the required details and documents on covid10mhpolice.gov.in. Pune Police also started its ‘Digital Pass Cell’ to issue E-passes.

According to police, Gaganmale was tampering with the information taken from the website covid10mhpolice.gov.in for making fake E-passes. He also allegedly used the logo of Maharashtra Police on these fake passes. Police have booked him under sections 420, 465, 468, 471 and 484 of the Indian Penal Code.

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