Police bust the racket by sending a dummy customer On Wednesday, cops arrested a 28-year-old man from Mundhwa for giving out fake government IDs such as Aadhaar Card, PAN card, etc. in exchange of money. An FIR has been registered against him by the Mundhwa cops for cheating and other related offences.
The accused, Rahul Nagnath Ippar, was arrested after a dummy consumer was sent to his shop — Saibaba Business Branding Services — in search of fake documents. While this shop is located in Keshav Nagar, the accused stays in Hadapsar and hails from Ahmedpur taluka in Latur. Senior police inspector Anil Patrudkar attached to Mundhwa police station said, “Police constable Sham Shinde got a tip-off that Ippar was doling out Fake Aadhaar and PAN cards among other government documents to people, without demanding for original proofs. He would also offer to edit details on these documents for additional fees. He would make changes such as address, photo, birth dates, etc.”
After they got a tip-off of these activities, the team went to the spot in order to catch him redhanded. “The team sent a fake customer seeking change in his address and photo of his Aadhaar card. Ippar gave him the fake ID within few minutes, following which cops raided the shop and arrested him right then and there,” Patrudkar said, adding that he has been doing this for months.
Cops have seized a computer, a colour printer, a scanner and a few fake Aadhaar cards of the customers, who had approached him for the service. One of the police officials also informed that the accused is a historysheeter and has three offences registered against him in Ahmednagar, Latur, and Aurangabad districts. Mundhwa police have now booked him under section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cheating the government establishments by making fake government documents. Along with that, he has also been booked for documents related criminal activities under IPC sections 464, 465, 468, 471and 475.
Patrudkar said, “The exact number of people he had cheated till now is yet to be confirmed. We have appealed to the residents of the area to come forward if they had ever been to the shop and have made changes or created fake documents.”
He added, “The person was cheating the government of India by engaging in this kind of illegal activity in the area, thus we have registered the offence against him.”
Source: Punemirror IndiaTimes