Hyderabad: Getting fake documents done at the Road Transport Authority has become an easy job for agents who work with the help of some of the officials in the department.
Even original blank Registration Certificate cards are easily accessed by agents, using which they can make duplicates of existing RCs.
This scam came to light with the arrests made by the task force police of a gang which cheated several finance companies and banks of Rs 90 lakh.
The links between RTA agents and officials are now under the scanner of the city police.
Though the prime accused have been arrested an RTA agent named Anil, who is now absconding, is the one who got the original registration certificate blank cards from the RTA office and prepared duplicate RCs with the help of officials.
This is now been investigated. “There must be an insider who is helping such agents and without their help agents cannot get original RC cards,” said the official.
“We are looking for RTA agent Anil and also probing if any officials had helped this gang,” task force DCP Limba Reddy said. He added they also cheated the RTA by submitting forged NoCs for the removal of hypothecation on RCs.
Meanwhile, the RTA officials have started an internal probe regarding the scam as it caused a huge loss to the government....