An advocate has been arrested for allegedly preparing forged documents with the help of his family members to grab a property at Uttam Nagar in West Delhi. The accused was previously involved in over a dozen cases of similar nature in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

According to the police, Rajiv practiced in Tis Hazari Courts and was wanted in two cases registered at the Uttam Nagar and Civil Lines police stations since 2006. He was also a proclaimed offender in a case registered at the Nangloi police station.

The case in which he has been arrested was registered on a complaint lodged by Pramod Sharma, president of a temple, alleging that some persons had forged a gift deed in the name of one Dalpat Singh to claim possession of the temple land.

The complainant alleged that the gift deed was forged because the person supposed to have signed it had already died. The court then ordered registration of a case against the claimants.

The police zeroed in on Rajiv and arrested him at Burari. During interrogation, he purportedly disclosed that he had prepared the gift deed to secure benefit to his brother Satyaveer Bhardwaj and other family members, who had been living at the temple premises. The police said he had also arranged a forged death certificate of Dalpat Singh in this regard.

In the Nangloi case, the accused forged appointment letters showing recruitments in the Indian Army by posing himself as a colonel. He charged Rs.8,000 per applicant.