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Dentist arrested for posing as MP’s kin, flashing fake e-pass in Chennai

Sources from the Pallikaranai police said the dentist, Shyam Kanna, recently evaded a police check by claiming to be a relative of South Chennai MP Thamizhachi Thangapandian.

Published: 14th June 2021 03:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2021 03:52 AM   |  A+A-

A traffic police fining a person, who was using a fake e-pass registration, at Periyamedu in Chennai, on Sunday | R Satish Babu

By Express News Service

CHENNAI:  A dentist has been arrested for allegedly flashing a fake ‘Member of Parliament’ vehicle pass and enjoying uninterrupted travel during the lockdown in southern Chennai.

Sources from the Pallikaranai police said the dentist, Shyam Kanna, recently evaded a police check by claiming to be a relative of South Chennai MP Thamizhachi Thangapandian.

The cops grew suspicious, and on calling the legislator’s office to cross-check the claim, learnt that no such passes were issued.

Kanna was nabbed after a hunt, the police said, adding that he was booked for cheating, forgery, and violating the lockdown rules, and remanded in prison. An investigation is on to trace the people involved in printing the fake pass.



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