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Fake stamp paper ‘scam’ comes to fore in Moga dist

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Tribune News Service

Moga, August 18

An alleged fake stamp paper scam has come to light in the district. A police official revealed here today that counterfeit stamp papers of Rs 5,000 each were sold between 2014 and 2016 in Moga.

The accused has been identified as Dinesh Kumar, an authorised stamp paper vendor. He has been arrested by the police.

Fraud of Rs 10 lakh

  • The accused had allegedly sold fake stamp papers of Rs10 lakh between 2014 and 2017 at Dharamkot subdivision in Moga
  • Preliminary reports suggest that the fake stamp papers were sold in Moga, Ferozepur, Faridkot and nearby districts during the previous SAD-BJP government

Kumar's associate Raj Kumar has also been nabbed. During interrogation, both Kumar and Raju revealed that Golu, a resident of Krishna Nagar, Moga, was providing them with fake stamp papers. The police have formed teams and launched a manhunt to nab Golu.

The fraud came to light when a resident applied for the refund of Rs 10,000 for unused stamp papers of Rs 5,000 each. When the DTO, Kashmir Kaur Gill, summoned Kumar to produce the original sales register maintained by him, he could not produce it for verification. He even admitted that the stamp papers were counterfeit, and therefore, he had no record with him.

It has been alleged that Kumar had sold fake stamp papers worth Rs 10 lakh between 2014 and 2017 at Dharamkot subdivision in Moga district.

Preliminary reports suggest that the counterfeit stamp papers were also sold in Moga, Ferozepur, Faridkot and nearby districts during the previous SAD-BJP government. To verify the same, probes will be conducted by the local police.



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