Ghaziabad, March 8 A man who ran a fake Additional Regional Transport Office (ARTO) by hacking the website of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) from a shop here in Indirapuram was arrested on Thursday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested the man who was impersonating as the Regional Transport Officer in Ghaziabad and seized cash, fake seals, a laptop, a printer and fake tax receipts from him.
Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said the police sent a decoy to get his vehicle's clearance by paying road tax.
As the decoy paid money, the man opened the website and issued a receipt, put a seal and handed over the cash receipt to him. He was immediately arrested.
The man revealed his identity as Manoj, a resident of Ghaziabad.
"We are planning to take police remand so that the entire gang can be busted who had cheated the state exchequer of crores of rupees," said Tomar.