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Railway officials exposes a gang issuing fake passes and QR codes

The accused has been identified as Anil Rathore, who has sold more than 400 fake passes and QR code. He duped people and charged more than INR 500 per pass.

Railway officials exposes a gang issuing fake passes and QR codes
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Several Mumbaikars, for the last few weeks, have been asking the government to run Mumbai local trains for the public. However, with no positive response from the officials, citizens are becoming impatient by not being able to travel across the city. Currently, only workers associated with the essential services are allowed to travel by the local trains, and the decision was taken keeping the coronavirus outbreak in mind.

However, as per recent developments, the railway police has exposed the gang that was issuing passes to the citizens through fake QR codes, by telling about the travel permits in Mumbai local trains.

The accused is identified as Anish Rathore and upon knowing about this racket, the Railway Police immediately took action and are now investigating the matter. Anish is a resident of Antop Hill, and over the last few weeks, he has been duping the citizens by issuing the passes through QR codes. In return, he would charge them anywhere between INR 500 to INR 1,000.

Meanwhile, Wadala railway police identified two passengers on suspicion of travelling with a fake QR code. After questioning, a case was registered against the two passengers, and during the investigation, they mentioned about Anil and his criminal activities. The railway police began their search and soon raided his house. At present, he is arrested and his household items have been seized. As per claims, he used to issue codes for several shop workers in Mumbai.

To ensure safety and strict guidelines, the Government of Maharashtra recently introduced the QR Code system, so that only permitted workers from the essential services can travel during the pandemic. However, through such black-market and criminal activities, police have realised about people creating fake passes. Anil has so far issued more than 400 fake QR codes, by charging them a high amount.

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