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4 arrested for issuing fake marriage certificates in Punjab

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Tarn Taran, March 16

Four members of a gang have been booked after an inquiry was marked by the Deputy Commissioner to bust fake marriage certificate racket. The district administration was already facing an embarrassing situation as hundreds of fake arms and driving licenses had been issued from the district offices from time to time. During the inquiry, it was found that the gang, in which employees of the Revenue Department were also involved, had been issuing fake marriage registration certificates by taking huge amounts.

The accused involved in the gang include Avtar Singh, reader to the Tehsildar Khadoor Sahib, Sarwan Singh, operator of the Sewa Kender Khadoor Sahib, Kulbir Singh, stamp paper vendor and Ashoka Kumar of Khadoor Sahib.

The Deputy Commissioner said the gang members had been releasing fake marriage registration certificates without depositing revenue fee in the treasury. The accused have been booked under Sections 420, 467, 468, 417, 120-B, 409 of the IPC. — OC

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