Two police personnel were detained for allegedly issuing fake certificates stating that some lost documents could not be traced. A head constable at the MKB Nagar police station and a constable from Kasimedu police station have been detained.
The police commissioner’s office issues certificates to complainants to confirm that documenthasbeen lost andcould not be traced. This certificate should be attached when the complainant applies for a duplicate document. However, the policemen allegedly issued several fake certificates to complainants after taking money.
Thescam cametolightwhen a person approached the Kasimedu police station after he lost his certificates.The policefiled a complaint and forwarded it to the police commissioner’s office to issue a ‘non-traceable certificate’. In the meantime, the constable allegedly approachedhim and issued the certificate from thestation.
A few days later, he received information from the commissioner’soffice that his certificate was ready.He informed the commissioner’s office that he had received it from Kasimedu police station. This triggered an investigation.
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