An undertrial lodged in Tihar Jail tried to mislead a Delhi high court judge to seek parole on the pretext of attending the wedding ceremony of his ‘non-existent’ son.
Virender Singh, a bachelor, decided to seek parole from the high court on the ground that his son, Rakesh, was getting married on February 25 and submitted a‘forged’ wedding card as proof to his claim.
“Singh’s petition, submitted on February 23, was disposed of by the court when police verification revealed that he was unmarried and had forged the wedding invite of his nephew,” said a senior police officer.
“Not only has his parole been declined, but a criminal case has also been registered against him,” he added.
The court’s homework, police said, further revealed that Singh’s plan was almost foolproof, considering that there was actually a marriage function in his family, but not enough to seek parole from the second highest court in the Capital.
When police went his residence, it was found that Singh had got his name printed on the invite, instead of his brother Ajit Phogat’s. “Singh knew that getting parole to attend his nephew’s marriage would be almost impossible. So to convince the judge, he replaced his brother’s name on the card with his own,” the officer said.