State president of Lok Janshakti Party arrested for running forgery network

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Agartala, Updated: March 3, 2021, 06:48:44 AM   

Agartala, March 3, 2021: In another success story of Tripura police on Tuesday,  a big racket of forged documents was busted and arrested kingpin Rupam Kar, who is state president of Lok Janshakti Party.

Arrested Rupam Kar involved in racket to acquire fake Foreign liquor license, petrol pump allotment, job offer letters etc by cheating public in return of huge amount of money.

Police sources said that Superintendent of Excise, Sabyasachi Singh filed an FIR at West Agartala police station on December 18, 2020 last under section of 468 and 471 of IPC .

Later, the case has been handed over to the Crime Branch of Tripura police and Crime Branch team led by Supervising Officer Dy.SP Ajay Kumar Das swing into action and  Tuesday morning , the Crime Branch team conducted raid and search in connection with West Agartala PS Case No. 212/2020  at the house of kingpin Rupam Kar.

Police arrested accused - Rupam Kar(25)  from his house  behind Bordowali High School along with forged public documents, rubber stamp of government officers, ONGC and Indian Oil, computer, printer etc.

Crime Branch officer Dy. SP Ajay Kumar Das said that seized and recovered items were used by arrested accused to create fake Foreign liquor license, petrol pump allotment, job offer letters etc by cheating public in return of huge amount of money.

Police added that Superintendent of Excise Sabyasachi Singh noticed forgery network in December last and filed an FIR at West Agartala police station against one Tapan Saha of North Badarghat, near Bapuji School, Bordowali who submitted fake documents but during preliminary investigation it was found that he was cheated by arrested accused person Rupam Kar.

Rupam Kar is being interrogated to find out whole racket and names of other accused. He will be produced in court on Tuesday  with an appeal for police remand for further interrogation.

Police added that  Rupam Kar, who state president NDA ally Lok Janshakti Party was involved in other forgery activities and by using his political nexus, often he had cheated many common people by luring them to acquire foreign liquor license, petrol pump allotment, jobs in ONGC.

The crime team has also recovered many fake official letter pads of some authorities, which are being used to collect fake licenses.

It may be recalled here that  on city police managed to return forged admission fees from an admission agent of Patna city by recovering collect a total amount of Rs. 18.33 lakh, which were collected from one Asit Podder, posted as head clerk in a department at Civil Secretariat for MBBS admission of her daughter in AIIMS (Patna). 

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