They forged the seal at the oldest police station in Delhi to turn the settlement of a domestic dispute their way.
A businessmen father-son duo — Padam Sen Gupta and Himanshu (names changed) allegedly forged the seal of the Daryaganj police station on a piece of paper, which said that Himanshu’s in-laws were threatening them.
The accused submitted the doctored document in the Delhi High Court and in the Crime Against Women
(CAW) cell, alleging they were receiving threat calls even before Himanshu’s wife Kirti had complained to the police about them.
The Daryaganj police station has only two seals in use and the complaint did not have the impression of any of them.
It took a Right to Information (RTI) application by Kirti’s father to unravel the mystery.
"My daughter was being harassed by her husband and in-laws. When we moved court, we were shocked to find that they had already submitted a police complaint against my daughter and me. The date said it had been filed six months in advance. I smelt a rat and decided to find out the truth," said RK Jain, Kirti's father.
Jain added that he found no help at the police station and also suspected the involvement of certain cops in the crime.
"When I got no help from the police, I decided to file an RTI application, which proved that the seal of the Daryaganj police station was forged and the document fabricated," said Jain.
Police said they have registered a case of forgery against the accused.
"We have registered a case against the accused persons at the Daryaganj police station. No arrests have been made so far," said Jaspal Singh, deputy commissioner of police (central).
Despite repeated attempts the two businessmen could not be reached for comments.