Mumbai: The Charkop police have apprehended two individuals for allegedly creating fake documents to produce Aadhar cards and PAN cards. The police have registered a case against three individuals under sections 34 (common intention), 420 (cheating and dishonestly), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the IPC Act on September 23.
Machines, fake documents seized after raids
According to the FIR, on September 22, the Charkop police received information that an individual possessed a fake Aadhar card. The police called him to the police station and interrogated him. The investigation revealed that he had obtained a fake Aadhar card from a gang. The police then proceeded to the SRA building in Neelkanth Nagar, Charkop, Kandivali East, where the gang operated a center for providing fake documents for making Aadhar cards and PAN cards. The center was located in an SRA flat. During the investigation, it was discovered that Shiv Gupta, alias Shiva, ran this center. Upon inspection, the police found fake date of birth certificates, fake PAN cards, fake insurance policies from various companies, and fake death certificates.
The police seized a monitor, a color printer, a fingerprint scanner, a laptop, a camera, a GPS device, an eye scan machine, a USB HUB machine, and fake documents. The police arrested Maruf Khan (23) and Danish Shaikh (23), both from Kandivali East.