PGI official arrested for forging job documents

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 01, 2015 11:43 IST

Police on Saturday arrested an assistant administrative officer (AAO) of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) for allegedly producing fake documents to get a job at the PGIMER in 2009.

The accused has been identified as Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Sector 24, Chandigarh. He was working as the AAO at the institute.

According to police, complainant Sanjay Trikha, an administration officer at the the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, levelled allegations against the accused for producing the false documents.

Police said the accused was earlier employed as an accountant with the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) on contractual basis.

He had applied for the post of the AAO at PGIMER in 2009, and to join the institute, he had to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) from the PSWC.

Though the NOC had to be submitted after signing the document by the PSWC, Dinesh himself signed the certificate and submit it to PGIMER.

The matter came to the fore after the employees’ union of the institute filed an RTI, which reads that an employee cannot submit the NOC. After receiving the complaint, the forensic lab team of Chandigarh Police found the signatures on the NOC fake, and that it didn’t belong to any official of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation.

Meanwhile, acting on the complaint, a case under section 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against accused at Sector-11 police station.

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