- Somewhere the registry of your land was not done on fake stamp papers.
- CCB exposes fraud, 11 arrested
- Over 2,000 fake stamp papers recovered
Stamp Paper Scam: The forgery of stamp papers is going on for decades, not today. Criminals make fake stamp papers worth thousands and pass them on to the common people through touts. When you and I go to buy the land, we buy the same fake stamp paper and get our registration done on the same fake stamp paper. Karnataka Police has busted one such gang, which used to make fake stamp papers.
In fact, the Special Investigation Branch of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Karnataka Police busted a gang manufacturing fake stamp papers and arrested 11 people in Bengaluru on Friday. The gang was operating under the nose of the revenue department’s office at Kandaya Bhavan in the heart of Bengaluru city. The accused were selling fake government stamp papers by printing them. The Karnataka government had banned open sale of stamp paper in the 1990s following the multi-crore Telgi fake stamp paper case.
Fake stamp papers worth so many lakh rupees seized
The CCB seized fake stamp papers of various denominations worth Rs 5.11 lakh, which were being sold to touts and middlemen who further transacted with the real estate dealers. With the help of fake stamp paper, the accused prepared old documents. He sold each fake stamp paper for Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000. Police said the accused may have got Rs 1.33 crore from the over 2,000 fake stamp papers seized.
Used to make stamps of old dates
Police said that the CCB officials had received information that some typing stalls at Kandaya Bhawan were manufacturing stamp papers banned by the government and sold them to those people by putting back dates of their choice to facilitate forged documents. The Special Investigation Officers of the CCB conducted raids and detained 11 people involved in the racket. 2,664 fake stamp papers of different denominations were seized from them. The CCB also seized 119 counterfeit seals of various other government departments including a computer, printer, mobile phone, hard disk and rubber stamps of various government offices including the revenue department. The team also seized fake GPA documents of 1990 and other GPA documents of 1995, 2002 and 2009.
Old franking papers were also prepared,
The accused had also produced old franking papers so that they would become part of valid documents of earlier dates which existed earlier, but were banned for many years after the Telgi scam came to light. The CCB has seized 4 forged documents of the property and they are probing who sold these stamp papers and which fake documents were made using forged stamp papers. The 11 accused are being interrogated to get complete information.
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