A 22-year-old computer operator has been arrested by the Task Force team for providing fake receipts and registration documents.
Working as a computer operator at Fame Consultancy at Moosarambagh, Mohd Fayaz was issuing handwritten APOnline receipts, providing fake registration documents and notary services.
Following a tip-off, the task force team raided the consultancy premises on Monday at around 3pm and arrested the computer operator. However, the proprietor of the firm, and allegedly the brain behind the operation, Mohd Hamed Shareef, 44, managed to give them the slip. Shareef, a document writer, was doing registration work in Moosarambagh. He was arrested earlier by the Madhapur Police in a fake/forged documents case in 2009.
Although he did not own an APOnline franchisee, Shareef was collecting money from vehicle drivers who had violated traffic and motor vehicle rules in the name of another franchisee Mumtaz Ahmed Khan of Mak Communications. Shareef was issuing handwritten APOnline receipts using the name ‘Fame Consultancy’ with Fayaz’s help, but never remitted the cash into the traffic police account. The APOnline allows franchisees to collect fine from violators. Shareef and others had collected about Rs 1.75 lakhs so far.
Task force police 2,000 blank APOnline receipts, a computer, a printer, and 55 fake rubber stamps.