The police have launched a search for a gang suspected to have been involved in the fake bail document racket.Police said the racket came to light after M Ramar and Madhaiyan of Karadiyur in Yercaud, who were lodged in the Salem Central Jail in a clash case, applied for bail.
The duo allegedly obtained a bail from the Judicial Magistrate Court No 5 and were asked to submit two sureties.
S Kumar (31) and his brother Sivamoorthy (26) of Karadiyur, Ramar’s wife Jayalakshmi appeared before the magistrate and offered to give sureties. In the surety document they submitted a house tax receipt, which was found to be fake. Following this the three were arrested.
During interrogation the trio told that a gang offered to help them get rubber stamps and tax receipts for a sum of Rs 1000.
After paying the amount, they got the rubber stamps and tax receipts forged from a person operating near the Sri Suhavavaneswarar temple near Salem.
Based on their statement the police have launched a hunt for the gang allegedly involved in the sale of fake court seals and legal documents.
Two years back a similar racket surfaced here and 15 persons were arrested then, police said.