The trio revealed that they stood surety for under-trials in courts in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik and Navi Mumbai.
Mumbai: The Mumbai crime branch busted a racket of persons who stood surety for under-trials and got them released on cash bail with the help of forged “solvency certificates”. The officials laid a trap at Dindoshi court and arrested three persons who were in possession of fake identity documents. The trio revealed that they stood surety for under-trials in courts in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik and Navi Mumbai.
The arrested accused have been identified as Santosh Shinde (42) - an auto-rickshaw driver; and Abdul Madat Ali Shaikh (44) and Nazeer Sayyad (41) – both caterers. They are all residents of Nalasopara and the police has seized several forged identity documents after searching their residences.
A team of unit one of the crime branch made the arrests. The seized items included seven forged solvency certificates, five fake ration cards along with two unfilled forms, two forged 7/12 documents, and four fake rubber stamps of a government officer’s revenue department and some cash.
A crime branch officer said, “The trio was arrested when they came to the Dindoshi court to bail out another under-trial by using the forged solvency certificate. They would submit the set of forged documents before the court as authentic and get the said person freed.”