4 chargesheeted in fake IDs case

A former army man and a Delhi cinema owner are among four persons chargesheeted by the police special cell for allegedly forging identity cards and visiting cards that declared them to be employees of the R&AW and IB.

The special cell said it had also recovered fake parking stickers to gain entry to the President's secretariat at Rashtrapati Bhawan and rubber stamps of government departments from one of the four men.

In a chargesheet filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash on February 1, the special cell accused former army man Asgar Ali Khan of forging an identity card to proclaim himself a Deputy Director of the R&AW, and of taking money from several people.

Ali was held on November 6 last year after his employee, Puneet Wadhwa, was arrested for using a fake identity card that declared him an IB official. He was trying to get call detail records of a mobile phone belonging to a former CBI officer.

According to the chargesheet, Wadhwa approached the Vodafone office in Delhi on November 6 with an identity card that announced him as an IB official. He was also carrying a letter signed by Khan who claimed to be a R&AW Deputy Director. The nodal officer at Vodafone became suspicious and alerted police. Wadhwa was arrested and his questioning led police to Khan who was arrested the same day.

Police recovered fake IDs, other documents and a wireless set from Khan and arrested Brijpuri resident Noor Mohammad who allegedly printed the forged documents.

Police said Khan told them that Wadhwa had been sent to get the call detail records because Mohan Kukreja, owner of Sapna Cinema, wanted them. Kukreja was arrested on January 9 this year. On Friday, CMM Vidya Prakash granted bail to Kukreja on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with two sureties. The court is expected to consider the chargesheet on February 15.

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