BJP leader's forged letterhead, signature used to get ticket confirmed

BJP leader's forged letterhead, signature used to get ticket confirmed

A travel agent from Old Delhi forged the signature and letterhead of Bharatiya Janata Party leader and member of parliament Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and used it to confirm wait-listed tickets in the national capital, police said. Police have arrested one of the accused but the main accused is still on the run.

Rajesh Verma, Hussain’s personal secretary, approached Parliament Street police station on Wednesday and registered a complaint.

Verma told police that “Someone has forged the letterhead and signature of Shahnawaz Hussain to give passenger name record request to the divisional railway manager of Ambala in Haryana.”

Following the complaint, the investigative officer went to platform number two of Nizamuddin railway station and on inspecting seat number 35 of coach S3 of Golden Temple train, he found that two persons were tarvelling on the seat confirmed using a forged letter.
They were identified as Mohammad Umar of Ajamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and his cousin Abu Hamza of Turkman Gate in old Delhi.

They told the officer that they got the tickets confirmed from a travel agent named Gufran Ahmed and Rafiulla from their shop at 368 Matia Mahal Jama Masjid in old Delhi. “We can identify the travel agent who got the ticket confirmed,” Abu Hamza told the officer.
Police registered a case under section 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of Indian Penal Code.

“We have arrested one of the accused, identified as Gufran Ahmed, but the main accused Rafiulla is absconding,” said the officer, adding that Gufran Ahmed was just an office help and he had faxed the letter pad to the office of divisional railway manager of Ambala.
After the arrest of Rafiulla, police will be able to ascertain how they forged the documents or who provided them the documents.

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