Posted by: informer | November 16, 2008

Malegaon blast: Fake documents for obtaining an arms license; case filed against Purohit

Nashik, November 16: : A case has been filed against Lt Col Prasad Purohit, arrested for his alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast case, for obtaining an arms license for a Pune resident using fake documents, police said in Nashik on Sunday.The case was filed at the Sarkarwada police station by Shirish Yeshwant Date for allegedly obtaining the arms license in 2005, they said.

The complainant, who knew the arrested army officer through his family, has alleged that he had paid Purohit Rs 20,000 in order to obtain a license for his revolver, police said.

Purohit allegedly submitted documents showing Date was living in the Devlali army camp to obtain the license.

“After learning of Purohit’s involvement in the Malegaon blast case, Date decided to check the authenticity of his license obtained from Nashik and discovered that fake documents had been submitted. He then voluntarily came forward to file the complaint against Purohit,” police said.The army officer has been booked under sections 420, 465, 468, 471 and 474 of the IPC in the case. Police said they are also investigating persons who aided Purohit in obtaining the fake documents.

Purohit is currently in police custody till November 18.

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