Ludhiana: Following the recommendation of District Transport Officer (DTO), the city police have slapped fraud case against five persons for allegedly obtaining duplicate registration copies (RCs) of vehicles instead of paying fine for traffic violation.
The original RCs of the vehicles of the accused were seized by the traffic police for different traffic violations but instead of paying challan and getting back the RCs, the accused have obtained duplicate RCs from the Transport Department after paying nominal fees.
While applying for the duplicate RCs, the accused had submitted false declaration to the Transport Department. After scanning the cases, the District Transport Office had found 222 persons who had obtained duplicate RCs instead of paying traffic challan.
The District Transport Officer (DTO), Ludhiana, Dalwinderjit Singh had written a letter to Police Commissioner recommending fraud case against the persons.
Following the recommendation, the Police Division No.5 have booked Amandeep Singh of Gurdev Nagar, Jaswinder Singh of Model Gram, Dinesh of Bharat Nagar Chowk, Rakesh Kumar of Jawahar Nagar Camp and Dharminder Singh.
A case has been registered against the accused under Sections 420 (fraud), 199 (false statement made in declaration) and 200 (using as true such declaration knowing it to be false) of the IPC.
Sources said that the accused were slapped with fine of thousands but they opted to get duplicate RCs by paying fees of Rs.200 only.
Now, the District Transport Department is also scanning the persons who have got duplicate driving licenses without paying fine of traffic violations.
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