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3 more arrested in fake toll plaza sticker case

Three more persons have been arrested by the Gurugram Police in connection with the fake toll plaza sticker case taking the total number of accused arrested to nine. The investigation has revealed that the gang had printed 1,200 fake stickers of Municipal Corporation of Delhi and sold 700 to unsuspecting cab drivers at a concessional rate.

The scam came to light on September 3 when the MCD toll staff on Delhi-Gurugram border found that the barcodes of monthly stickers of six cabs were fake. Five cab drivers — Balram, Vijay Singh, Shiva, Shalu and Aashiq — were arrested on September 4 after a case was registered at Udyog Vihar Police Station.

Though the cost of monthly passes for the cabs is ₹3,000, the drivers had bought the passes at a concessional rate of ₹2,700 from a toll supervisor and a cab aggregator’s office.

Prime accused, Satyavart Kundu, an employee of MEP Infrastructure Development, which manages the toll plaza, was arrested on September 5 in this connection and taken on police remand. Three more accused — Ankit, Chanchal and Rakesh alias Kaka — were arrested at the instance of Satyavart, a resident of Rohtak, for helping him in printing and selling the fake stickers, said the police.

Satyavart along with Chanchal and a woman accomplice, a Delhi University student, had got the fake stickers printed from a press in Delhi. The woman and the press owner are on the run.

The woman accomplice in conspiracy with Satyavart had created commotion at the toll plaza to register a false case against the employees. The accused hoped that they will quit their jobs after the case registration and recruit locals in their place to run their racket. But the police did not find any merit in the allegations.

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