Man forges PMO ID card, still roams free

Obtained a mobile connection, threatened neighbour.

delhi Updated: Nov 09, 2011 02:02 IST
Rajat Arora
Rajat Arora
Hindustan Times

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against a man for using a forged Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) identity card to get a mobile connection and for threatening a woman.

The matter came to light when one Swamy Parthasarthy, who runs an educational institute in the Capital, was discovered using a forged PMO Identity card to obtain a mobile phone connection. The incident can be construed as a threat to national security.

Moreover, Parthasarthy had used this number and ID card to threaten his neighbour Neeta Raheja in 2009 after which a case was registered against him in Defence Colony police station. After Raheja’s complaint, the Delhi Police started an investigation and found that he had used the PMO identity card to obtain the mobile phone number.

The police filed a chargesheet in September 2009 but since no action was taken by the Delhi Police, Raheja wrote to the PMO. “In its reply, the PMO said that that no such person exists in their office records. Subsequently, a CBI inquiry was ordered,” said Neeta Raheja.

After the enquiry, another FIR was filed by the CBI on October 21 at Hauz Khas police station. The CBI has also submitted a copy of internal report and asked the Delhi Police to further investigate the matter.

The accused runs a management college in the Vasant Kunj institutional area. “The governing body members of the institute must also be gaining something from this ID card. The police should also investigate that. I have written to the police chief twice, but no action has been taken,” Raheja’s husband Abish said.

The police still haven’t reached anywhere in the case. “We have started investigating the matter and can’t say anything till the time we don’t have enough evidence,” a senior police officer said.

First Published: Nov 08, 2011 23:11 IST