9 held for making fake curfew passes in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

9 held for making fake curfew passes in Punjab

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 24

With the arrest of nine persons, the Punjab Police claimed to have busted a gang involved in making forged curfew passes for stranded migrant labourers.

The accused have already sent 71 labourers to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar after taking Rs 3.5 lakh.

Sent migrants to their native places

  • The accused have sent 71 labourers to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar so far.

  • Of them, 13 were sent in a truck, 20 each in two tempo travellers and six each in three MUVs.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said five fake passes, a stamp of the Tanda SDM, a computer, a CPU, a printer and six mobile phones had been recovered from them.

The police are yet to arrest one member of the gang. The DGP said the accused were charging Rs 60,000 for a tempo and Rs 30,000 for an Innova. Of the 71 labourers sent out of Punjab with the help of fake curfew passes, 13 were sent in a truck, 20 each in two tempo travellers and six each in three Innovas.

Four rounds have been made by the vehicles to Gonda district of Bihar, Lucknow and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh since April 12.

The Hoshiarpur police received information that some fake/illegal curfew passes had been used to cross the border from Punjab to Haryana and UP.

Hoshiarpur SSP Gaurav Garg said they had made fake curfew passes and pasted the same on the vehicles. The accused have been identified as Satnam Singh, alias Jassi of Dashmesh Nagar, Tanda, Ravi Kumar, alias Ravi of Santokh Nagar, Gaurav Kumar of Talwar Mohalla, Tanda, Sukhwinder Singh, alias Raju of Allowal, Chander Mohan of Hoshiarpur, Ajay Pal of Mohalla Premgarh, Kamal Mehra of Bassi Khwaju, PS Model Town, Vishal Vohra, alias Shanu of Hari Nagar, Hoshiarpur, and Pankaj Kumar of Bassi Khwaju, PS Model Town, Hoshiarpur. Chandan of Model Town is on the run.

An FIR under Sections 419, 420, 465, 466, 468, 471, 188, 269, 270, 271,120-B IPC

and Sections 51 and 52 of the Disaster Management Act has been registered against the accused.



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