Pramesh S Jain. Yogesh K Porwar
Bengaluru CCB sleuths of special inquiry squad wing has busted a fake reverse transcription (RT), the polymerase chain reaction (PCR),RT-PCR racket and arrested four persons including two lab technician and recovered 5 fake RT-PCR negative certificate and mobile phones.
The accused has been identified as,Mukesh Singh,25 of Rajasthan,and Nagaraj,39 of Bengaluru,Bhagya and Anil kumar both lab technician.
Senior officer,told media persons,we received a credible information about the fake RT-PCR negative certificates are being given to people who wants negative RT-PCR reports to travel Maharashtra,West Bengal and many other places where RT-PCR negative certificate is compulsory.
Our team got a credible inputs that person near Sarjapur road in Varthur police station limits are running this racket and issuing certificate for Rs.900.
Based on the information team led by ACP, Hanumantharaya and team swung into action the team formed a team of decoy and approached the duo as travellers.
Two police officials posing as travellers approached the duo and sought RT-PCR negative reports which enables people to travel anywhere.
The duo took our officials as decoys Aadhar card and details for RT-PCR negative report the duo dint collect the swab of both of our decoy and asked to come next day to collect the report.
Our team on the next day approached them to collect report and the duo charged Rs.700 for each report.
When the report was received by our decoy after receiving the report we conducted a raid on his office near Sarjapur road and recovered 5 Fake Certificates and mobile phones used to commit the crime.
During interrogation the duo accused confessed the crime and a detailed investigation led our team to arrest two more accused based on their statement the team arrested Bhagya and Anil Kumar a lab technicians with those help as lab technician the prime accused used to get reports.
The duo’s modus operandi was simple as they used to collect Aadhaar cards and never collected swab samples to issue these certificates.
The police team got to know that the duo was running this racket for quite some time and charged Rs 700 per certificate.
The police has registered a case and further investigation is on.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated Joint CP Crime,Sandeep Patil,DCP Crime-1,KP Ravikumar,ACP, Hanumantharaya N,and other staff who are the part of the busting the fake RT-PCR negative certificate racket and for the exemplary work done by them a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.