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Held for making fake certificates

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI: A man who allegedly used to prepare forged caste certificates for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes has been arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi police.

The police said on receipt of information that 21-year-old Kapil Chauhan, a resident of L-65 Shakurpur, was preparing and selling forged certificates, Head Constable Hari Kishan was sent as a decoy customer to get his certificates prepared. For the job, the Head Constable was given four marked currency notes of Rs 500 each for advance payment to the accused.

The decoy was able to strike the deal and returned with the information that Kapil Chauhan would hand over these certificates at about 3-30 p.m. near Punjabi Bagh Flyover. Subsequently a trap was laid for the accused and he was nabbed the moment he delivered the caste certificate that was in the name of "Hari Kishan, son of Pyare Lal, resident of B-3/18, Sector 15 Rohini, Delhi''. The certificate also bore the signatures of Sub Divisional Magistrate of Saraswati Vihar and was also duly stamped.

During interrogation of the accused, it was revealed that the certificate was forged. The police said a search of the accused also led to the recovery of the four marked notes and a search of his car led to the recovery of three other forged certificates.

Credit card racket busted

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI: With the arrest of four sales executives, the Special Cell of the Delhi police claims to have busted a credit card racket and recovered property bought fraudulently through stolen credit cards.

Following a complaint from ICICI Bank, the police detained Rajnish Singh alias Raj Chaudhary (28), Dhananjay Singh (30), Chakardhar Jha (29) and Himanshu Anand (23). All of them were employed in the business of procuring clients by enlisting new credit card members for various banks and were well versed with the processes employed by credit card agencies in verifying the customer details.

The gang, the police said, used this information in tricking cardholders to part with their credit cards. The four accused would gain access to the personal data of the credit card holders either by way of filling up the application forms or when the applicant applied for a second credit card. After obtaining details of the cardholders, the gang would entice the cardholder to part with the credit card using various excuses such as upgrading it.

The cards obtained by the gang were used to make various purchases including televisions, music systems, audio-video compact discs, cell phones, garments, hotel bills and to finance a number of other lifestyle expenditures.

The four would forge the signatures of the original credit card holders on the charge slip while making the purchases.

Man commits suicide

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHI: A 25-year-old man living alone at Chaukhandi in Tilak Nagar here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence on Tuesday morning.

The police said the body of Ramesh Shukla, who ran a stabiliser manufacturing unit, was found at around 11-45 a.m. A native of Kanpur, he had come to Delhi three years ago.

As no suicide note was found at the spot, the Tilak Nagar police have registered a case and are conducting investigations to find out if there was any foul play.

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