Tripura: 3 arrested while trying to obtain PRTC with fake documents in Agartala

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AGARTALA | February 2, 2020:

Tripura police arrested two persons on Friday for attempting to obtain Permanent Resident of Tripura Certificates (PRTC) by using fake electoral rolls of 1971.

The accused persons confessed to the police that they do not have any document to prove their citizenship dating back to 1971 and had taken the extreme step fearing they might be sent to detention centres if an NRC is drafted in Tripura.

A youth, who was allegedly involved in manipulating the documents, was held and later released.

According to sources that one Sultan Miah (45) and his wife Teheraq Begum had submitted application for PRTC attaching the electoral rolls of 1971, which showed he was a legal voter. But during investigation, it was found that the electoral roll was fake.

During interrogation, Sultan claimed that he had paid Rs 3,000 to one of his neighbours, identified as Jeetu Miah, for obtaining the fake electoral roll.

The officials immediately called Miah and he also admitted to the fact that he got the fake electoral rolls from one Goutam residing in Amtali area of the city.

An advocate clerk, identified as Sumitra, was also involved in manipulating the documents. However, the police are still searching for him.

The arrested persons – Sultan, Jeetu and Gautam have handed over to the police.

TOI