FAKE PASSPORT RACKET

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AS PER MOHAN KRISHNAN, PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION AND CRIME PREVENTIVE CONTROL, FIFTY-TWO PERSONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FAKE PASSPORTS SO FAR UNDER THE SEAL OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE NATIONAL EMBLEM

MUMBAI: Underworld fugitives of the Chhota Shakeel gang have reportedly been issued fake membership passports by the All India Labour Welfare Seva Sangh, an NGO; posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Crime Investigation Department (C.I.D). Chhota Shakeel himself, reportedly has a stamp under his name as the Chief Investigating Officer of the CBI.

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The NGO claims that they carry out social work for the upliftment of adivasis and Scheduled Tribes. The Government of India seal and fake emblem have been stamped across the passports.

The All India Labour Welfare Seva Sangh has issued a passport to Chhota Shakeel where he has been posed as the Chief Investigating Officer of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Maharashtra. The Sangh claims to have been registered under the Government of India, New Delhi as per their seal. Shakeel’s name reads as Shakeel Babumiya Sheikh, a resident of Dongri on his passport. His date of birth is mentioned as July 24, 1967. The passport has been stamped on January 19, 2015.

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Mohsin Noormohammed Sheikh, a member of the Chhota Shakeel gang has been issued a passport by the Sangh where he has been mentioned as the Investigating Officer of C.I.D. He is a resident of Dindoshi, Malad. Sandeep K. Mane, also a resident of Malad has been issued a passport as the Investigating Officer, C.I.D. Basavraj Nagur, a resident of Saki Naka has also been shown as the Investigating Officer, C.I.D. Virendra Singh, a resident of Malad has been named as Investigating Officer of C.B.I. cell.

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According to Mohan Krishnan, President of National Anti-Corruption and Crime Preventive Control, a Non- Government organisation fighting against nefarious activities “Fake membership passports are issued across Gujarat and West Bengal. Myself and our NGO members had conducted a drive wherein we found out that these passports are issued without any background verification. These passports are being used by several politicians and bureaucrats as well. These passports can get easy access across all toll nakas in India without any police checking. Total 52 persons have been issued these fake passports so far under the seal of the Government of India and the national emblem. It endangers the security of our nation.”

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by Mohan Krishnan at Dindoshi police station. The case has been registered under Section 419, 420, 463, 467, 468, 471 and 474 under the Indian Penal Code. A complaint letter was issued by Mohan Krishnan to the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra regarding bogus NGOs in Mumbai recently.

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“I am going to take up the matter with the Deputy Commissioner of Police,” said Krishnan.

“We have not received any official complaint so far from National Anti-Corruption and Crime Preventive Control. I shall look into the matter,” said Ahmed Javed, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.

By Kainaz Choksey

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