Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: Personnel from the crime wing of the Puducherry police on Thursday arrested Sakthivel, who acted as an agent of the Transport Department office.

He was arrested for allegedly making a fake no objection certificate for a vehicle purchased from Puducherry. The arrest was made following a complaint lodged by a resident of Kerala, the police said.

Complainant Jose George had said that the accused approached him by offering to help him obtain the certificate. As per rules, the buyer has to obtain a no objection certificate to take the vehicle to another State, the police said. George became doubtful of the genuineness of the certificate when he noticed that it was issued on a Sunday. Sakthivel, who was acting as a broker at the Road Transport Office on 100 Feet Road, had been arrested earlier in a forgery case a few months ago, the police added.