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FIR lodged against SP leaders for fake letters

india Updated: Jan 25, 2007 06:56 IST
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The CB-CID on Wednesday lodged an FIR with the Hazratganj police station following a probe into two separate cases of procuring police gunners by two Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders using fake recommendation letters.

The letters included those issued with fake signatures of Anil Kumar, Principal Secretary to chief minister, and senior SP leader Ram Sharan Das on their respective letterheads.

Inspector CB-CID, Rangila Singh Yadav, who was probing the cases and lodged the FIR, said there were still no evidences against the SP leaders as to whether the letterheads were used by them or someone else had committed the offence on their behalf.

Yadav said Principal Secretary, Home received a letter purportedly written by Anil Kumar with a recommendation to provide a gunner to a member of the SP Traders' Cell at Chiranjivi Vihar, Ghaziabad, Narendra Kumar Gupta at government expenses on October 19, 2005.

The Home department officials suspected the letter to be a fake one as the signatures on it was scanned. Anil Kumar had recommended for the gunner referring to a letter of SP leader Ram Sharan Das. This letter too was found to be fake during the primary investigation. The matter was then handed over to the CB-CID for the probe.

Yadav said yet another recommendation letter of SP MLA from Ghaziabad Surendra Singh Munni was attached in favour of Narendra Gupta.

While the CB-CID probe was under way, Gupta procured a gunner from the government with the help of another such letter. The CB-CID has asked for that letter from the government.

Yadav said, in another case, a SP traders' cell leader from Kanpur Rakesh Shukla too misused the letterheads of Ram Sharan Das and Principal Secretary to CM with a recommendation to extend the time limit for the gunner attached with him.