Mumbai: E-pass racket busted, 2 held | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: The city crime division have broken the following e-pass racket with the arrest of two individuals involved in the prohibited activity.
The e-passes really are only permission from the authorities to travel from 1 district to another during the lockdown. These moves are issued from the Mumbai Police to cross the city limits and from collector workplace to travel from their country together with a health certificate stating that he’s covid negative.
Crime division probing the situation supposes participation of a government official. Authorities have detained Ravindra Bhayusaheb Dhige (39) and Namdeo Shankar Dhige *25) resident of Thane and Bhandup respectively. Both are booked for cheating, forgery and breach of confidence.
The offense division unit 7 officials obtained information that a few plantations were selling e-passes. Authorities Agency Manish Shridhankar himself introduced as dummy client and approached Dhiges in their cell phones saying his family have to go to Pune. Dhiges advised Shridhankar he might need to cough up Rs 5,000 for its moves and Rs 1,000 for clinical certifications. “The accused advised Shrimankar to deposit the token quantity of Rs ,000 at Federal bank and advised that equilibrium cash ought to be paid in the time of handing of their e-pass. On Friday Dhiges informed Shidhankar a guy would hand on the moves to him Bhandup where we laid a trap and arrested one of the accused who spilled the bean onto his uncle Bhayusaheb Dhige,” said Satish Tawre, senior inspector.
Throughout the preliminary queries that the accused employed to upload untrue information of customers and mentioned untrue reason for the traveling and obtained the e-pass accepted said officer. Authorities have discovered that the accused have cleared over 100 e-passes and are amazed about how the moves were accepted and hence guess the participation of insider.

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