CBI books two for running fake govt organisation on the basis of PMO complaint
According to the CBI FIR, joint deputy director of the PMO forwarded a copy of an office memorandum (OM) which was purportedly issued by the PMO under the signature of an alleged under secretary named. The PMO official told the CBI that no such OM was ever issued by the PMO.india Updated: Feb 09, 2018 23:21 IST
The CBI has booked two Uttar Pradesh residents on charges of running a fake government organisation named Rashtriya Krishi Ayat Niryat Parishad and cheating people by offering jobs in it, following a complaint from the PMO.
According to the Central Bureau of Investigation FIR, seen by HT, joint deputy director of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Pritendra Kumar, forwarded a copy of an office memorandum (OM) which was purportedly issued by the PMO under the signature of an alleged under secretary named Dr Ramya Kumari.
The alleged OM was addressed to the commissioner of revenue in Mumbai, acknowledging the ‘contribution’ of the parishad and asking him to issue a ‘samman patra’ to it. The OM showed the parishad to be a private outfit.
The PMO official told the CBI that no such OM was ever issued by the PMO and no officer by the name Ramya Kumari worked there.
The revenue commissioner in Mumbai also clarified that he did not receive any such OM from the PMO.
The CBI inquiry revealed that Lucknow native Kashi Nath Tiwari and Priyak Verma from Agra, along with other unknown persons, hatched a conspiracy to cheat people by showing that their parishad was a government organisation on the basis of forged PMO documents.
The FIR said Tiwari and Verma managed to lure Tulsi Ram of Jalesar in UP, Vishal Mishra of Gopalganj in Bihar and Deepak Rangi of Sonepat in Haryana, who gave them money to get a job in their fake organisation. The duo had also created a website to lure more victims and the office of the body was being run in Lucknow.
Earlier, they had offices in Agra and Delhi as well which were found closed by CBI sleuths