Man forges BMTC official's ID to bail out dacoits

Man forges BMTC official's ID to bail out dacoits

Identity documents of a senior BMTC depot manager were used as surety to bail out the accused in a criminal case.

Balappa Talawar, a government official, produced senior BMTC depot manager Wilson Lobo's identity card, Aadhar card and salary slips at the 8th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Nrupathunga Road.

According to the Halasuru Gate police, the Chandra Layout police had taken into custody five people accused of attempt to dacoity. They were arrested on December 27, 2018, from Maruthinagar in Nagarabhavi with lethal weapons, chilli powder and wooden logs.

Out of the five accused, Talawar bailed out two - Manikanta and Harish - by submitting Lobo's salary slips, BMTC identity card and Aadhar card affidavit copy as surety, cheating the court.

The court while scrutinising the documents found a discrepancy and sent them to Wilson Lobo (54), who told the court that the documents were genuine, but his seal and signature were forged. Based on his complaint, the Halasuru Gate police registered an FIR.

Talawar (45) was booked under IPC sections 419 (cheating and impersonation), 471 (using a forged document as genuine), 465 (forgery) and 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating).