Bengaluru crime: Cops bust fake stamp paper racket, 11 arrested | Bengaluru

Written by Pati Venkata Tadagat

On Friday, 11 people were arrested by the crime branch of Bengaluru police for their involvement in the fake stamp paper racket. The accused are said to be printing and selling banned stamp papers of various denominations and the police have seized all the fake stamp papers.

On Friday, Bangalore Police took to social media and wrote: “Congratulations to @CCBBangalore team for arresting 11 people who were printing and selling fake stamp papers in Revenue Bhavan premises. Fake stamp papers of different denominations of value 5 lakh have been recovered. (Sic)”

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Raman Gupta said that an investigation has been launched into the whole nexus of fake stamp papers and they are also tracing those who bought them.

According to a Deccan Herald report, Naveen Kumar, head constable, was sent on a decoy operation on July 18 to buy fake stamp papers from the accused. Naveen Kumar reaches a man named Karthik and Karthik takes him to Vishwanath’s shop. Who is Karthik’s father, where a deal is made to buy fake stamp papers from a father and son duo. Naveen was told to collect the stamp papers the next day and the CCB team raided the shop and arrested the accused.

Police have alleged that they are creating and circulating illegal property documents using fake stamp papers. The use of physical stamp paper to register any property is prohibited in the state of Karnataka

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