JM Road case: Suspects remanded in custody for forgery

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    A MAGISTERIAL court Wednesday remanded two suspects in the JM Road case in 15-day judicial custody for allegedly forging documents to purchase SIM cards.

    Feroze alias Hamza Abdul Hamid Syed, 38, a resident of Shukrawar Peth and Irfan Landage, 30, resident of Mukundnagar, Ahmednagar were produced before judicial magistrate first-class Swaroop Bose by Milind Gaikwad, Police Inspector, Pune Unit. The two have been booked for forgery under Sections 467, 471, 474 and 34 of the IPC.

    In November 2012, the ATS arrested Ganpat Garg, owner of Narsimha and Hari Om Sales at Dighi his employee Idbal Khan, 31, for allegedly selling SIM cards on forged documents.

    ATS seized 140 SIM cards, 78 photographs and election identity cards from Garg's shop.

    ATS also alleged that Garg used to keep a copy of the documents like identity and address proof provided by genuine customers and misuse them to sell pre-paid SIM cards to people who could not provide their own identity and address proof.

    Garg and Khan have been released on bail.

    The prosecution requested a 7-day custody citing they needed time to find out if the suspects have obtained more SIM cards using forged documents.

    ATS said they were in the process of checking the email IDs used by the suspects during the time of crime.

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