People Submit Fake Aadhaar, PAN, Walk Away With ₹ 11 Crore

Thane, Maharashtra: 

Police have registered an FIR or police case against unidentified persons for allegedly submitting fake documents to receive a collective compensation of ₹ 11.66 crore for land acquisition in Maharashtra’s Thane district, the police said today.

The acquisition of land for the proposed Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway is underway in Thane. In the process, revenue authorities acquired land belonging to eight people at Nandithane village in Bhiwandi taluka of Thane.

The sub-divisional office at Bhiwandi paid a compensation to those who submitted their documents.

Later, during verification, it came to light that some people allegedly submitted forged copies of Aadhaar and PAN cards and walked away with the compensation of over ₹ 11 crore, an official from Shanti Nagar police station said

The police on Tuesday registered a case against unidentified persons under relevant provisions, he said, adding that no arrest was made so far.

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