The Mumbai Police’s crime department arrested two individuals for allegedly making bogus e-pass and pretend medical certificates for travelling within the state throughout lockdown. The accused charged ₹5,000 for pretend police e-pass and ₹1,000 for pretend medical certificates for travelling to different districts in Maharashtra in addition to the nation. According to norms, police e-pass and medical certificates are obligatory to journey to different states or districts throughout lockdown.
The arrested accused are Ravindra Dhige, 39, a Kalyan resident, and Namdev Shankar Dighe, 25, a resident of Bhandup. Officers of crime department’s unit 7 bought a tip-off a few gang duping individuals who wished to go to different districts in Maharashtra from the Mumbai metropolitan area (MMR) by offering pretend police e-pass.
“Following the information, police inspector Manish Dhankar contacted the accused posing as a customer and said he required e-pass and medical certificate to visit his hometown in Solapur. The accused agreed and demanded ₹5,000 for the pass and ₹1,000 for fitness certificate (medical certificate),” mentioned deputy commissioner of police (crime department) Akbar Pathan.
The accused then referred to as Dhankar to satisfy in Bhandup the place the police laid a lure and nabbed Namdev who got here in a personal automobile to ship e-pass. During interrogation, he confessed that his cousin brother Ravindra is the mastermind, mentioned Pathan. A police staff then nabbed Dhige.
Both the accused have been produced within the court docket and have been remanded in police custody until July 9. Further inquiry is happening to search out out if others are concerned within the racket, mentioned Pathan.