Passport scam: ED starts proceedings against cops

Last Updated: Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 16:36

Moga (Punjab): The Enforcement Directorate
has started proceedings against three kingpins, all head
constables, in the Moga passport scam of 2008.

The ED`s Jalandhar office has initiated proceedings
against the three who were earlier posted in the Security
Branch of Moga SSP office, official sources said.
The accused are currently on bail and have been charged
with accumulating assets disproportionate to their known
sources of income besides facing cases under other provisions
of law.

The kingpins Jaswinder Singh, Ranjit Singh and Gurdial
Singh were arrested in the passport scam earlier.
They have been charged with conniving with an official
earlier posted in the Chandigarh Passport office, a post
office employee and a health department employee for making
fake birth certificates to issue passports.

So far 79 persons have been arrested including 14 travel
agents and 53 others who were issuing passport by submitting
fake details.


First Published: Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 16:36

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