Zarqawi domicile issue: UP may order CID probe
Reporters of a leading Hindi daily had managed a fake domicile certificate in the name of the terror head.india Updated: Jun 15, 2006 21:30 IST
UP may order CID probe into Zarqawi domicile certificate issue Lucknow, June 15 (UNI) Taking a stern view of reports that mediapersons had managed a fake domicile certificate in the name of slain al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab-al Zarqawi, the Uttar Pradesh government may order a CID probe into the issue.
Reporters of a leading Hindi daily had managed a fake domicile certificate in the name of the terror head.
The certificate allows the slain terrorist to get Rs 500 per month as unemployment allowance by the Utter Pradesh government from tomorrow.
Taking a serious note, the government was likely to order a probe by the Crime Branch-CID to bust the official-interim diary network active in various districts of the state.
A senior state Home department official said there were views within the government to order a CID probe into the entire gamut.
State chief secretary Navin Chandra Bajpai, meanwhile, directed district level officials to look into the matter.
Yesterday, officials went into a tizzy after the daily produced pictures of the fake certificate. The certificate shows Zarqawi as a resident of A-1, Jal Sansthan Colony, Water Works Road, Lucknow.
The controversial certificate was attested by two gazetted officers, secretary, state transport Jamshed Alam Siddiqui and deputy transport commissioner Rajendra Prasad, both of whom have testified to have known Zarqawi for several years.
Besides, notary KK Jaiswal and a lawyer, PK Singh, too were involved for getting the affidavit cleared.
The affidavit carrying Zarqawi's photograph comes with a seal "Valid for unemployment allowance only