GOVT OFFICIAL HELD FOR MAKING FAKE POSTAL STAMPS WORTH RS 10 LAKH
Written By Easy Life on Thursday, November 26, 2015 | 11/26/2015 09:00:00 AM
By FPJ Bureau | Nov 26, 2015 01:57 am
Mumbai : The Vile Parle Police on Wednesday arrested a clerk working at Santacruz post office located in Terminal 1B of Domestic airport on charges of making fake postal stamps worth Rs 10 lakh. The accused, Vinayak Laxmanrao Chole (34), is a resident of Virar.
The police on Tuesday got information from a person working at Krushna Xerox and Stationary shop in Vile Parle that the accused had asked for colour Xerox of 1,000 copies of a postal stamp sheet with 40 stamps costing Rs 25 each. Soon after, senior inspector Raksha Maharao and Crime branch inspector Mahadev Nimbalkar started investigating the matter and caught the accused. Nimbalkar interrogated Chole and arrested him after he confessed to the crime.
“While getting the 1,000 copies made, Chole asked the Xerox counter to put the triangular design which the postal stamp has on all four borders. This aroused the suspicion of the man working there,” said Sandesh Shinde from Vile Parle police station.
“TThe family came to the police station requesting us to let off Chole as he is a government official. But the accused is still in police custody. We will produce him in local court on Thursday,” said Nimbalkar.