Srinagar: In a significant development, police Thursday claimed to have arrested a fraudster and recovered fake government documents including I-Cards of security agencies and fake licenses.
Acting on specific information, a police party of Police Station Nigeen laid a surprise naka in its jurisdiction and arrested a person Ghulam Jeelani resident of Shaheedgunj area of the city along with few fake driving licenses, a police spokesman said.
He said spot questioning of the accused revealed that he is running a shop near civil secretariat. The shop was raided and various fake licenses, fake vehicle insurance, fake shop licenses, forged security forces I cards, mobile phones, computers and other incriminating material was recovered and seized from the shop.
On further questioning, the spokesman said, it was revealed that the accused is running this racket of fake government documents from last two to three years. He used to provide fake driving license at a cost of Rs. 1500/- and used to similarly charge for other forged documents as well. Many fake Identity Cards of various security forces like CRPF, JKP, and Army were also recovered from his possession, the spokesman said.
He said a case FIR number 150/2017 under section 420, 467, 471 RPC was registered in Police Station Nigeen and further investigation of the case is going on.