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Punjab: Forest conservator booked for submitting fake appreciation letter to govt

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Punjab Bureau has booked a for allegedly submitting a fake appreciation letter to the for removal of adverse remarks in his annual confidential report (ACR).

A case has been filed against Harsh Kumar, posted at Hoshiarpur, and a private person Ajay Palta, of a Jalandhar-based firm, under relevant sections, including 420 (cheating), of the Indian Penal Code, an official release said.

Chief (CFO) Kuldeep Kumar Lomis had written some adverse comments in Harsh's ACR for the year 2014-15.

Harsh had attached a copy of the letter, apparently issued by Ashok Kumar, in-charge of Genetic and Tree Production Department, (FRI), Dehradun, with a written request to the state forest to omit the negative notes in the report.

During investigation, it was found that the letter dated May 4, 2015, had not been issued by

The wrote to the FRI to verify its authentication and the institute denied issuing and dispatching the letter.

bureau sleuths found that the signature on the letter was not that of Ashok Kumar, as claimed by

On the basis of the investigation, the bureau concluded that Harsh Kumar, in connivance with his accomplices Palta and Vijay Kumar, now deceased, arranged the forged document, the release said.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 19:20 IST
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