Cheat churns out 1,000 fake driving licences, ends up in jail

Cheat churns out 1,000 fake driving licences, ends up in jail

A man has been arrested for allegedly preparing forged driving licenses and registration certificates for stolen cars, police said on Wednesday.

Mohammad Aslam, 42, of Shalimar village was held on Tuesday after a tip-off that a person would come at Baba Gang Nath Marg near Munirka to deliver forged documents to one of his customers.

“We recovered 25 forged driving licenses issued by transport authorities of Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad along with four forged registration certificates and two forged voter ID cards from his possession,” said Sanjay Kumar Jain, deputy commissioner of police (crime and railways).

A Hyundai Santro car on which Aslam was travelling was also found to be stolen from Haryana’s Mewat district in May.

Aslam told police that he used to charge Rs 1,000 per document from customers in Delhi, Sonipat, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Ghaziabad.

“An intial investigation has revealed that he might have supplied over 1,000 forged documents,” Jain added.

He also said he came to Delhi from Budhera village in Uttar Pradesh about 10 years ago and worked as scrap dealer in Maujpur. In 2011, he came in contact with a man named Javed who supplied stolen goods in Mewat.

“Javed gave him stolen cars and asked him to arrange forged documents to sell the vehicles in the national capital,” Jain added.

To get the documents, Aslam contacted Naresh, who owns a computer shop at Shalimar Bagh. His plan proved successful, as Naresh was able to prepare documents which looked similar to original registration certificates.

Naresh soon shut his shop and left the area, but it did not deter Aslam from his business, as he hired a computer operator and started preparing forged documents at his residence.

A case under has been registered at Crime Branch police station.

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