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Top Cop signing forged to run security agency in Maharashtra’s Thane

Police said they seized a laptop and a cellphone used in the fraud. (Representative)

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A man has been arrested for allegedly forging the signature of Thane Police Commissioner Jai Jeet Singh and forging a fake permit to operate a security agency, an official said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the premises of the security agency of the accused, Shivam Lalsaheb Pandey, in Azadnagar area on Sunday, SS Inspector Nimbalkar said.

He showed the raid team a permit and license. The false certificate contained the date of 27.02.2022 valid until 26.02 2027.

During questioning, the accused told police he had fabricated the certificate, the official said.

The accused further told the police that he took a copy of a certificate/permit from an online platform and forged it by putting his name and the name of his agency on it. He also forged the Thane Police Commissioner’s signature and other details on it, the official said.

The accused then passed the fabricated copy of the certificate/permit to a friend who had it printed for him, he said.

Police seized a laptop, mobile phone and other equipment used in the fraud, the official said.

A case has been registered against the accused under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.

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