As many as thirteen persons including owners’ of driving schools, intermediaries and agents were arrested by the Dharmapuri police on charges of forgery of RC books of vehicles and cheating here Sunday.

They were found allegedly involved in producing fake RC Books of vehicles, CSR of police, non traceable certificates of police with fake stamps and also affidavits of the advocates.

It was also found that they had charged between Rs. 2500 to Rs. 5000 for their services rendered to the customers on single window basis.

Inquiry revealed that such kind of malpractices are on in Dharmapuri town, Harur, Palacode, Pennagaram towns in Dharmapuri district and also in Vellore and Krishnagiri districts.

The arrested persons were; A. Rafiq John (54) of Pidamanery; R. Mahendran (46), C. Chinnasamy (52), N. Mohan (52) of Harur; B. Venkatesan (24) of Dharmapuri; V. Vijayaraghavan (39), B. Jayabalan (66) of Palacode; P. Veshti alias Anbarasan of Harur; R. Muniyappan (43), retired RTO Nagendran, R. Natarajan and K. Sundaram (51) of Dharmapuri.

Fake stamps, printers used for printing fake documents, fake RC Books and driving licenses were also seized from the possession of the arrested persons.

Cases have been registered under sections 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged documents) and 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code.Arrested persons were produced before court and remanded in judicial custody.

A special team led by Harur Deputy Superintendent of Police M. Sampath and Special Branch Inspector K. Radhakrishnan had arrested the racket,

The police warned of severe action against those indulging in such kind of malpractices and appealed the public to inform if they come across any such kind of incidents to 04342 230989 and 04342 230283.

Public asked to inform if they come across any such incidents to the police at 04342 230989 and 04342 230283.