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A shopkeeper in Delhi arrested for allegedly selling fake forms to migrants for facilitating travel amid lockdown

A 38-year-old shopkeeper turned into arrested for allegedly duping migrant labourers by way of selling them a fake form after claiming that it might facilitate their journey to their native’s states for the duration of the lockdown, police stated on Tuesday.

The accused, recognized as Rajeev, is a resident of Punjabi Colony in Narela. He changed into promoting the faux forms at Rs 20 each and deceptive the migrants, they stated.
According to the police, after the extension of the lockdown, reviews had been received that migrant labourer had been feeling uneasy and had been eager to go back home. The teaching facility for transferring them to their states is underneath manner.

The colonies with migrant populace were recognized. The human beings dwelling there are being contacted and the updated reputation of government orders are being conveyed to them with the aid of non-stop announcements in respective areas, they said.
The police, however, said they obtained inputs approximately some miscreants who have been spreading rumours the various migrant employees about their transportation to their home states.

To become aware of them, patrolling changed into intensified within the area of Punjabi Colony, Narela, they brought.
“During patrolling, when our body of workers reached close to Shani Mandir, Punjabi Colony, they noticed a gathering of more than 30 human beings at a photostat save and no social distancing norms had been being followed,” said Gaurav Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North).

On enquiry, the shopkeeper changed into discovered selling a fake form by way of telling migrant labourers that it would help them return to their states. He was misleading the terrible humans through telling them to deposit the duly crammed-in shape in the police station, he said, adding there may be no such government order to this effect.

“The accused is a driver by career. He drives a van for a private school however as faculties are closed during the lockdown, he changed into sitting on the photocopy save run by way of his family,” the DCP stated.
Twenty-5 copies of the fake paperwork were recovered from his shop and the accused disclosed that he had sold 20 copies to this point at Rs 20 each, he said.

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