Ludhiana: five convicted of using false documents to obtain bail



The accused had used false documents to secure the release on bail of a certain Suraj Kumar, who was accused of stealing equipment from his employer’s shop.

Police from the No. 5 Division filed an FIR against five people on Saturday, to secure bail for a certain Suraj Kumar, using false documents. Kumar was facing charges of theft and the sale of equipment from his employer’s store.

The accused were identified as Vicky from Bhagwan Das colony, Neha, Bhag Singh from Salem Tabri, Tajinder Kumar from Dhandhran and Tarlochan Singh from Shiv Mandir. Police also convicted Suraj Kumar of conspiracy.

Plaintiff Gagan Puri filed an FIR against Suraj and others on March 27, under section 408 (criminal breach of trust) and 120-B (criminal association) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for the post of Salem Tabri police. Suraj was arrested by the police and sent to prison in custody.

Puri added that four months ago he learned that the accused provided false documents to bail out Suraj, after which he filed a complaint on August 27.

Assistant Deputy Inspector (ASI) Sukhpal Singh said: “A case under Section 199 (false statement in statement), 205 (false personality), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonesty) , 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of a security), 468 (forgery with the aim of cheating), 471 (use as authentic of a forged document) and 120-B (association of criminals) of the IPC was registered against the accused. The investigation is open to catch the accused.

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