Forged letter from PMO for admission: CBI frames charges

The CBI has filed the chargesheet in the case of seeking B.Tech admission at Lucknow’s integral University

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:July 3, 2013 1:59 am

The CBI has filed the chargesheet in the case of seeking B.Tech admission at Lucknow’s integral University on the basis of a forged letter issued in the name of an official of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

The chargesheet was filed in the court of Special Judicial Magistrate (CBI) Neel Kant Mani Tripathi. The next hearing is on July 26. The CBI had lodged a preliminary enquiry (PE) into the matter after receiving a complaint from an official on special duty at PMO,K L Dhingra,in this regard in April 2011. The agency registered a case against the accused — Farhan Akhtar — on October 7 same year.

Acoording to the complainant in the case,Farhan of Mau district submitted the forged letter of then joint secretary at PMO — Sanjay Mitra — dated July 31,2010 at the university. The letter was addressed to then university vice-chancellor S W Akhtar recommending Farhan’s admission in the B.Tech course. Suspecting the genuineness of the letter,the V-C got it verified from the PMO and found it to be forged.

The agency has chargesheeted Farhan on various charges,including that of using as genuine a forged document,forgery and cheating.

The chargesheet mentions it has been proved that the letter purportedly issued by Sanjay Mitra is a fabricated document bearing his forged signature. The agency has also stated that the accused was evading joining investigation. Farhan was arrested on November 21 last year and released on bail after three days.

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