A 25-year-old man from Bihar was arrested by the chief minister’s flying squad for allegedly getting fake identity documents made against an assumed name. The accused, identified as Mohammad Shahrukh, allegedly got a PAN card and driving license made under an assumed name— Sohan Singh—and used these documents to open two accounts in as many banks.
Investigation agencies are scanning the bank details of the suspect.
In view of the security alert ahead of Independence Day, intelligence agencies, CID officers and the city police are conducting raids and monitoring people who could be staying in the city without relevant documents.
The arrest was made by the CM’s flying squad on the basis of a tip-off that a person was staying in the city under an alias and he had managed to get identity documents against this name. After several weeks of tracking and monitoring, the squad, on Thursday, arrested Shahrukh—a native of Thakurganj in Kishanganj district of Bihar.
The accused was staying in Sikanderpur area for the last five years along with his parents and two siblings – a brother and a sister – in a rented accommodation. The suspect and his family sold footwear along the pavement near the Metro station, the police said.
DSP CM Flying Squad Jitender Gehlawat said, “Shahrukh got hold a class 10 CBSE certificate of one Sohan Singh. He forged the certificate and pasted his photograph in place of Sohan’s. On the basis of this forged marksheet, he managed to get a PAN card made. He also got a gas connection and opened two bank accounts—one in Oriental Bank of Commerce and another in State Bank of India, Gurugram. He also got a driving license made.”
Shahrukh’s fake identity was unmasked when investigating officers got his original Aadhaar card.
Gehlawat said the suspect has an Aadhaar card in the name of Mohammad Sharukh with an address of Kishanganj. “We have sent the details to the Bihar police for verification to check if he has any links there,” Gehlawat said, adding that the agency is investigating why he created so many fake documents under an alias and opened bank accounts.
Commenting on how he managed to get all these fake documents, Gehlawat said they are investigating if it was negligence on the part of the government agencies or if there is a group which is involved in forging documents. “We will get his police remand for interrogation,” Gehlawat said, adding that people should inform the CM Flying Squad or the nearest police station if they come across anyone who is staying in the city on a fake identity.
Meanwhile, the Gurgaon police, on Thursday, arrested three Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly staying in the city by using fake Aadhaar cards as identity proofs.
The three men were arrested from a slum near Power House in Chakkarpur area, police said. They have been identified as Mohammad Alif, Mohammad Mitu Khan, and Mohammad Mizu. “The suspects were arrested during a search operation and a case was registered at Sector 29 police station under a section of the Foreigners’ Act,” DCP (crime) Sumit Kuhar said.
First Published: Aug 10, 2018 13:54 IST