Fake police verification racket busted

Vanaraj, 58, resident of Chennai, and H Asrani, 42, resident of Mumbai and director of CRP Technologies India Pvt Ltd, allegedly involved in fake police verification racket, were arrested by Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Wednesday.  

Following a complaint with RT Nagar police, the CCB launched a probe leading to busting the “racket spread across many states engaged by Mumbai-based company that had several multinational companies as its clients.” CRP Technologies, involved in conducting background check of employees, “falsely” claimed quick and cost-effective criminal background verification with the help of police. 

Many companies such as ICICI Bank, TCS, Wipro, Accenture, Infosys etc were its clients. The company had sub-contracted it to Vanaraj. 

Investigations revealed  that Vanaraj forged the seal and signature of many senior officers of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu police and issued police clearance certificates with the full knowledge of CRP Technologies. 

‘Fake’ antiques: 3 held

Kalasipalya police have arrested three men who allegedly “cheated” people by selling them counterfeit tiger pelts and antiques. 

Irfan, 26, Siddappa Swami, 56, and Srinivas, 19, are the suspects. Police said they had recovered counterfeit tiger pelts, three Lebbo coins and two fake elephant tusks from them. 

The suspects, police added, would target middle-class people and offer to sell them “antiques” at discounted prices. They would lure the victims, saying the “antiques” were worth crores of rupees and keeping them at home would fetch them good luck. Police are investigating how they acquired the counterfeit items.

Murder convict arrested 

A 29-year-old murder convict, who had jumped parole two years ago, was arrested from Ikkanagutti village in Sindagi taluk, Bijapur district, where he was working as a driver, police said. 

Thejus, convicted of murdering of murdering Narasimha Murthy in 2006, was released on a month’s parole from the Central Prison in February, 2012. The parole was extended by another month. His disappearance emerged when the High Court recently noticed that no lawyer was representing him in an appeal. 

Pedestrian killed

A man from Tumkur was killed when a motorcycle hit him on 100 feet road in Peenya around 5 pm on Wednesday. Sudarshan was going to the bus stop when a motorcycle hit him from behind and dragged him for some distance. 

The motorcyclist, Ashok Chakravarthy, was also injured.  He will be arrested for rash driving after being discharged. 

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