Pune: Fake Police Verification Certificates Sold for Rs 500 in Pimpri Chinchwad; Accused Arrested

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Wakad, 10th April 2024: In a recent crackdown by the crime branch of Pimpri Chinchwad police, a youth was nabbed for fabricating fake police character verification certificates, which were then sold to security guards and workers for a fee of 500 rupees each. A total of 51 counterfeit certificates were confiscated during the operation.

The arrested individual has been identified as Ganesh Sanjay Kunjkar, a 24-year-old resident of Begharvasti, Bhuinj in Wai taluka of Satara district. Ganesh had been residing in Pimpri-Chinchwad for the past two years and was previously employed at a private company. Subsequently, he ventured into the labor supply business, noticing the high demand for security guards in the area.

Realizing that police verification was a prerequisite for hiring security personnel, Kunjkar devised a scheme to provide these services himself. To achieve this, he obtained original certificates from some individuals and illicitly altered them to produce counterfeit police character verification certificates. Investigations revealed that Kunjkar had distributed numerous fake certificates, charging a nominal fee of Rs 500 per document.

Upon the arrest of Kunjkar, authorities seized several incriminating items from his possession, including a laptop, mobile phone, and 51 counterfeit character verification certificates valued at Rs 40,000. The Wakad police station has registered a case in connection with the incident.