Fake toll receipts racket busted on Pune-Bengaluru Highway; six arrested

The employees working at the toll-plaza of the Pune-Bengaluru Highway were arrested on the charges of issuing fake toll receipts
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Pune: Six employees of a private agency at the Khed-Shivapur toll plaza along the Pune–Bengaluru highway were arrested for allegedly charging vehicles for fake tariff receipts. The operation was conducted by the Local Crime Branch (LCB) of Pune rural police on Wednesday.

The employees working at the toll-plaza are identified as Sudesh Gangawane (25), Akshay Sanans (22) from Satara, Shubham Dolare (10), Sai Sutar (25), Hemant Bhate, Dada Dalvi, Satosh Margaje, Sanket Gaikwad (23), Ajay Chavan(19) from Pune.

A team, led by Additional Superintendent of Police Milind Mohite, raided the toll plaza after Pune Rural SP Abhinav Deshmukh received a complaint from one of the motorists, regarding the authenticity of the receipt given to him while he was driving through the plaza.

According to the police officials, police received an online complaint about the alleged unlawful activities taking place at the Khed Shivapur and Anewadi toll plazas. It mentioned that some people at the toll posts were giving bogus toll receipts and also charging less money than the actual toll price from drivers. The police raided the toll plaza and arrested six employees in the case.

Police seized 30 fake toll receipts and cash of Rs 32,070 from the employees. The police during the raid also seized mobile phones and gadgets including computers and printers used for making the bogus receipts from their possession. The police are investigating the case further.

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