New Delhi: With Shiv Kumar Yadav, the accused cab driver in the Uber rape case, having used a fake character certificate to procure All India Tourist Permit from Transport Department, Delhi Police will launch a major drive against touts and agents helping people to procure documents through unfair means.
The 32-year-old cab driver has told police during interrogation that he had procured the fake character certificate issued in the name of an Additional DCP of Delhi Police from a private individual.
Investigators, however did not reveal the identity of the person and said efforts are on to nab him. Police will also look into whether there was any connivance of any Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials in this connection as well.
Yadav had submitted the forged certificate to the RTO at Burari to avail an All India tourist permit for his cab which was later used for providing service through Uber.
"The Burari RTO is under the scanner and the police will soon go for a major crackdown on agents and touts active in the area that help people with such forged documents," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma.
"We have also asked the Burari RTO that how such a forged document was accepted by them and the permit was issued", he said.
Yadav told police that he had got the forged document just for a few hundred rupees. It was produced just with the help of a photocopy machine by placing one-half of a paper over the other, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Mandeep Randhawa, who was tasked by the Delhi Police Commissioner to check the authencity of the document, had concluded that it was fake.
In fact, the official whose signature appeared on the forged character certificate was surprised to see it when an image of the certificate was flashed on TV. He was posted in Mizoram around a year before the date mentioned on the forged document.