Man behind fake bus documents arrested

Delhi Police have arrested a man who allegedly helped the owner of a private bus in which a young woman was gang-raped get a permit based on forged documents, police said yesterday.

Issued in public interest: A board carrying a public service announcement from the Delhi Police — which advises female students to avoid travelling with strangers, taking food and drink from unidentified people, and urging women to take up self-defence classes — is seen at the entrance gate of the Lady Sriram College in New Delhi. Pic/AFP

Rakam Singh was caught in Civil Lines area of north Delhi, a police official said. According to police sources, Rakam Singh helped owner Dinesh Yadav to procure forged documents to secure permits for the bus.

Singh’s arrest came following the interrogation of Yadav, who was arrested on January 2. “Yadav told police that with Singh’s help, he procured the forged residence documents which he submitted to the transport authority,” a senior police officer said.

Police sources said they may question state transport authority officials also if required during the investigation.

The 23-year-old woman was tortured and raped by six men in the moving bus on the December 16 night. She died in Singapore on December 29. 

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