Fake SC/ST cops in Delhi police!
By: Atul Krishan Date: 2011-07-13 Place: Delhi
Home ministry asks department to probe its personnel
The fake caste certificate scam seems to have penetrated Delhi Police
ranks as well. Recently, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directed the
department to verify SC, ST and OBC certificates furnished by cops to
get employment. A highly-placed police source said that on the
instructions of the MHA, the department conducted a verification drive
that several personnel, who have been working with Delhi Police for
years, provided fake certificates to get their jobs.
"The first person who was caught was a head constable posted with
vigilance branch. The accused was identified as head constable Ram
Kishan Mehto. The vigilance department has held him guilty of
furnishing a fake certificate of ST category," said a police source.
The source said that Ram Kishan Mehto got the Delhi Police job in
1995. According to the source it was the outer district DCP who first
came to know about the discrepancy and asked the vigilance department
to take action against him.
Spot the difference
"During the verification drive, the DM of east Delhi was also asked by
police to prepare a report on whether the ST certificate of Mehto was
fake or not. On April 1, the DM replied to this. He made it clear that
the document provided by Mehto was indeed fake. He added that he
culprit does belong to an extremely backward class but he was not the
member of ST category and no certificate was issued to him by the DM's
office," said a police official.
The source also said that additional commissioner of police
(vigilance) Garmia Bhatnagar wrote a letter to senior police officials
asking them to take action against Mehto and book him in a criminal
"The instruction letter was sent by director (Delhi), government of
India, Ministry of Home Affairs to all DCPs to conduct a verification
drive. The head constable will be questioned to find out where he
procured the fake certificate from," said a police source.
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