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Delhi : Transport Minister orders inquiry into fake bus licence racket

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Apr 08, 2013 at 10:05pm IST

Delhi: The Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into an IBN7 sting operation showing private bus drivers procuring licences based on fake addresses. Delhi Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami said, "We will take strict action against those who are found guilty, even if they are people of the transport department. I have already told the transport commissioner to order an inquiry into the matter."

CNN-IBN's sister channel IBN7 has conducted a special investigation showing that fake licences based on fake addresses are still being issued to bus drivers. The Delhi gangrape of December 2012 was committed on board a private bus, which had a fake licence issued on a fake address. But four months after the incident, the government still hasn't clamped down on fake bus licences, found an IBN7 investigation.

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At Delhi Transport's Loni office where private buses are registered and drivers verified, IBN7 met touts almost instantly promising to help them. IBN7's demand was commercial licences for six drivers, who had no address proof nor a one-year-old licence, which is mandatory by law. The tout, Sudhir Sharma had a simple solution for address proof, that he would get the reporter a fake ration card.

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