For arms licences, Namdhari used fake documents
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Over the years, Namdhari had purchased three weapons — a 315 bore Rifle, a DBBL Gun and a pistol. He got the arms licences from Punjab authorities by adopting the method of getting duplicate licence issued on fake address. The licences are valid till March, 2013.
As per the inquiry report, Namdhari had applied to Roop Nagar District Magistrate in 1994 for getting arms licence. The residence proof submitted was a ration card with address of Master Colony, Kurali. Interestingly, within a day of filing of the application, it was forwarded to SSP Ropar and then to SHO of Kurali police station, which is quite uncommon.
The report says that gross irregularities were apparent in the police verification report, where ASI Gurcharan Singh recorded the statement of one Satpal of ward number 11 of Kurali and verified the same. He forwarded and recommended the file for issuance of fresh arms licence to MHC of Kurali, Bhajan Singh, for verification. On the basis of the report of the MHC, the same ASI recommended the case signing as SHO of Kurali police station. It is apparent that right from the verification of the statement, the same official forwarded the file, said the probe report.
In addition to Namdhari, four other applicants, including his brother, were issued arms licences.
Moreover, Namdhari applied to DC of Amritsar, for issuing a duplicate arms licence and for renewal of his licence that were issued in March 2001 by furnishing fake address of Ranjit Pura, Amritsar. The Amritsar DC issued the duplicate licence without surrendering the original copy that was issued by Ropar authorities.
For getting passport, too, Namdhari submitted fake documents to Jalandhar Regional Passport Officer in 2006. Namdhari had declared himself an illiterate person who could sign only in Hindi. However, documents show that he had failed in class XII in Uttarakhand.
The residence proof attached to the passport application was a ration card, wherein he has shown to be a resident of Janian village in Jalandhar. But the probe conducted by District Food and Supply Officer of Jalandhar found the ration card to be fake.
Moreover, Namdhari claimed in his application that no criminal cases were pending against him in 2006. However, probe revealed that 13 cases were pending against him that year.
The inquiry report stated that Namdhari "adopted illegal means to obtain a fake ration card, which was used to obtain the passport". In addition, he gave incorrect facts about his education, the report added.
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