The Madhya Pradesh government asked the police headquarters to lodge a criminal case against Indian Police Services (IPS) officer PK Mathur for allegedly fudging his date of birth to extend tenure of service by three years.
Posted as IG State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), Mathur was promoted from the state police services cadre.
DGP asks CID to register a case of forgery, cheating and fraud against the officer
State director general of police Rishi Shukla directed the criminal investigation department (CID) to register a case of forgery, cheating and fraud against Mathur, sources at the state police department told Hindustan Times on Tuesday.
The state home department had recently issued a list of IPS officers set to retire in 2016. However, the police headquarters (PHQ) found that the list did not include Mathur’s name, whose date of birth at the time of recruitment was recorded as July 4, 1956. The PHQ then sought a clarification from the home department.
The state home department informed the PHQ that Mathur was slated to retire in 2019 and not in 2016, as according to records with the department, his date of birth was July 4, 1959 and not July 4, 1956.
The PHQ rechecked Mathur’s service records and found that the date of birth had been changed at a later date, using driving license and passport as documentary evidence.
The home department then issued orders for Mathur’s retirement in July, 2016 and a proposal for departmental enquiry was forwarded to the chief minister by the department.
The chief minister approved it and a departmental enquiry was ordered against Mathur in April 2016 which found him guilty.