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Fake vehicle registration racket unearthed; 3 arrested

Fake vehicle registration racket unearthed; 3 arrested

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep 24, 2017: The CCB Police have arrested three persons on the charges of creating fake registration documents of heavy vehicles and then securing loans using these documents. With this the police succeeded in busting a major racket which even used fake number plates. Two trucks and a JCB with fake numbers  and some equipment used by the accused, all worth nearly Rs 81.09 lakh have been seized.

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The police who acted on a tip off intercepted a route number 3B bus operating on the Mangaluru-Moodushedde route and found that  the  number plate of the  bus bearing   registration number  KA-19-B-4866 was fake. On inspection, the chassis and registration number  was that of another bus.

The police subsequently arrested the bus owner Naveen Noronha (41) from Ulaibettu. On interrogation he revealed that he purchased the bus from another person and used the registration number and chassis of yet another bus.

Vincent Sequeira(59), the owner of National Engineering Works at Pumpwell where the chassis and number plates were reportedly fixed was also arrested. The third accused Wilfred Mascarenhas of Neermarga too was  arrested.

Further investigations are in progress.

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