Assam Police have arrested the District Transport Officer (DTO) of Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district for his alleged involvement in a case pertaining to fake registration of vehicles.
The arrested DTO has been identified as Gene Kelly G Momin. According to sources, huge anomalies were found in the registration of vehicles that were either stolen or were tax defaulters.
The alleged scam reportedly came to light following the arrest of an individual named Gulam Ali, a resident of Assam’s Goalpara district. Ali had brought the false documents of vehicle registration from Momin.
During interrogation and subsequent investigation, it came to light that Gulam Ali had in possession of at least three vehicles, papers of which were fake.
Assam Police registered a case at the Agia Police Station in Goalpara under sections 120B/379/411/471/468/420 and started their investigations which led them to arrest the East Garo Hills DTO on Sunday.
Sources said that, as many as 30 vehicles that were provided with false documents have been identified so far.