An agent of a finance company, who allegedly helped the Uber rape case accused Shiv Kumar Yadav to procure a fake character certificate to get All India Tourist Permit, has been detained, police said on Thursday.
The 32-year-old cab driver, during interrogation, had told police that he had procured fake character certificate issued in the name of an Additional DCP of Delhi Police from an agent of the finance company agent.
“We have detained the agent named by Yadav. During questioning, the agent told us he had procured it from another person who was yet to be identified. We will make arrests only when we unearth the entire chain through which the fake certificate was obtained,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma said.
The investigation, so far, has revealed that Yadav had bought the car, in which the crime took place, after taking a loan from the finance company.
The finance company provided an individual car loan on the basis that he had an All India Tourist Permit so that he can pay back the loan by plying his car.
Police believe that the agent must have helped him in getting the certificate so that he can get the loan. His part of the money was provided by his father and a friend.
Police would also look whether there was any connivance of any Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials in this connection as well.
Verma said they have asked the Transport Department for the file Yadav had submitted to them for obtaining the permit.
Once the case was cracked, Delhi Police would launch a major drive against touts and agents helping people to procure documents through unfair means.
“The Burari RTO is under the scanner and the police will soon go for a major crackdown on agents and touts active in the area who help people with such forged documents,” Verma had said yesterday.
“We have also asked the Burari RTO that how such a forged document was accepted by them and the permit was issued”, he said.
Yadav told police that he had got the forged document for just few hundred rupees. It was produced just with the help of a photocopy machine by placing one-half of a paper over the other, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Mandeep Randhawa, who was tasked by Delhi Police Commissioner to check the authenticity of the document, had concluded it as fake.
In fact, the official whose signature appeared on the forged character certificate was surprised to see when an image of the document was flashed on TV. He was posted in Mizoram around a year before the date mentioned on the forged document.