RTA certificate forged to get more work visas
A Pakistani investor allegedly forged a photocopy of RTA certificate of the number of vehicles that the company owns, to be able to get more work permits from the Labour Ministry, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
Two Indian workers in a typing centre are also accused of forgery as they had changed the number of cars on a photocopy of the certificate for him.
The Ministry of Labour’s Work Permit Committee discovered the forgery when they check the photocopy with the original with RTA’s electronic system.
RTA’s system showed a smaller number of vehicles that the company owns.
The ministry asked the company’s owner to present the original RTA certificate.
The number of vehicles matched that of RTA’s electronic system.
“The original certificate showed a number lower than that in the photocopy and matched that in RTA’s electronic system,” testified the head of Investigation Department.
When confronted, the owner GK denied any knowledge that the photocopy was forged.
However, he said that he met an Indian public relation officer BV and told him that he wants to increase his company’s quota of visas.
“He told me that he can do that as his sponsor works in the Labour Ministry and can pass his transaction for work permit application against money. I agreed on that and handed him the required amount with the transaction,” testified the investor.
The ministry asked the investor to cooperate to arrest BV red handed.
Upon the request of the ministry, the investor asked BV to help in another similar transaction.
The ministry caught BV when he met the Pakistani investor in Hor Al Anz area.
The ministry confronted BV with the forgery. He said that he offered to increase the quota against money.
“I handed over the transaction to MR, 33, Indian typist, who works in a typing centre and the latter forged the photocopy against money and submitted the transaction to Tasheel.
MR claimed that he handed the transaction to a colleague and the latter forged the certificate and submitted to ‘Tasheel’.
The three were referred to the police and the prosecution.
GK admitted before the Prosecution that he asked BV to help increase the visa quota of his company and he confessed that it could only be achieved by increasing the number of his company’s vehicles.
The court will reconvene on February 25.
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