Delhi: driver's certificate issued to the prison inmate, reserved man

NEW DELHI: Police have registered a case against a man after a complaint that a driving institute had issued a certificate of refresher course for the man in 2014, which was housed in jail at the time.

Police said the transport department's engine licensing officer filed a complaint Thursday that said Pawan Kumar, Mohammad Afsar and others from Driving School Institute Research (DSIR) had altered government records.

The department had granted a motor driving training school to DSIR, which had seven branches. On October 9, a complaint was received from Sanjay Kumar, president of the Indian Motor Driving Training School Association, that DSIR had issued an upgrade course certificate for the driver's license to Manish for attending a training two days on December 19 and 20, 2014. However, Manish was housed in jail at that time, the complaint said.

During the investigation, the authorization of DSIR and all of its seven branches was canceled, said Ved Prakash Surya, DCP (northeast).

We received a complaint against DSIR that I was giving certificates of two-day refresher courses to people who did not even attend the training, said a transport department official. The department investigated the matter and discovered that it was true. It was also discovered that the certificate was false and Pawan had entered an old registry. An FIR was filed against him, he said.

This is a matter related to public safety. The two-day update course is mandatory for the renewal of the business license, and drivers and drivers looking for a badge must submit to it, the official added.