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Ex-govt secretary arrested for running fake certificate racket

A 58-year-old former personal secretary to the director in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been arrested by the south Delhi Police for allegedly providing people with fake birth, marriage and other certificates.

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2012 00:00 IST
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A 58-year-old former personal secretary to the director in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been arrested by the south Delhi Police for allegedly providing people with fake birth, marriage and other certificates.

Jagbir Singh, a resident of Burai, was arrested by a team of Neb Sarai police station with 20 forged rubber seals of various high rank government officers, a fake ID card of bar council and other forged documents.

Singh, who used to pose as a lawyer, cheated people on the pretext of helping them obtain birth, marriage certificates, election cards, passports and other important certificates. However, after taking money, Singh used to give them forged certificates, the police said.

Singh was associated with the director in the ministry of communications and IT since 1990. “He was previously arrested by the Lodhi Colony police and convicted in similar offences of cheating. After having been involved in the case, he was given compulsory retirement from his job in 2009,” said a police officer.

Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south) said, “On verification of the seized documents, it was revealed that Singh was facilitating a couple who had recently got married in getting a marriage certificate from the office of deputy commissioner (south).”

At his instance, two forged handicap certificates, used to get concession in the fare of rail tickets, forged I-Card of Bar Council of Delhi were also recovered from his house-cum-office at Burari. In these certificates, Singh had claimed himself as handicapped.

During verification of the card of Bar Council, the same was found to be forged and originally issued in the name of some other advocate who is practicing in Dwarka Court.