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Updated: December 25, 2013 10:17 IST

Probe begins into Kejriwal’s fake birth certificate issue

    Shastry V. Mallady
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A copy of the birth certificate allegedly issued by the Madurai Corporation.
A copy of the birth certificate allegedly issued by the Madurai Corporation.

The fake birth certificate issued in the name of Aam Aadmi Party founder and Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal with Madurai Corporation official seal has been traced to the Government Rajaji Hospital here.

Based on serial number 28241 printed on the certificate, Corporation officials on Tuesday swung into action to verify the genuineness of the document even as a formal complaint was lodged with the Tallakulam police.

On Monday, four lawyers produced an original copy and distributed photocopies to the media.

There were, however, errors in Kejriwal’s spelling, date of birth and parents’ names and the fake birth certificate had claimed that the Delhi CM-designate was born at Karpaga Nagar in K. Pudur.

Corporation sources told The Hindu that aspects regarding forgery, manipulation, mischief and tarnishing the image of the Corporation were being probed.

An emergency meeting with officials in the birth certificate section was convened by the Corporation Commissioner Kiran Gurrala on Tuesday where it was decided that the stock of 10,000 certificates given to the GRH must be checked and catch the guilty from the name list of those who received birth certificates during the month mentioned in Mr.Kejriwal’s case. City Health Officer V.Yasodha Mani and Assistant City Health Officer J.Thanga Vignesh claimed that the certificate was a fake one from the fact that it was typed with font of typewriting machine whereas birth certificates are issued in computer font in Corporation Head Office and in GRH.

“The particulars given in that certificate were not found in our database,” the City Health Officer said.

According to Dr. Vignesh, the GRH sanitary inspector did not maintain proper records and hence it would take sometime to verify the entire name list and addresses.

Meanwhile, the Tallakulam police registered the complaint in the community service register and no first information report has been registered so far.

“We have begun the investigation. Unlike last time when death certificates issued in the name of a Minister and an MLA which was properly registered in the records of the Corporation , this time it looks like a fake certificate made by some unidentified persons without any records in the Corporation,” a police officer said.

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Until really proven otherwise, the report above sounds very much like
the canard spread against Barack Obama in the United States by
disgruntled Republicans led by Donald Trump. Such allegations really
test the strength of the leader. There's reportedly another
investigation by the Home Ministry into the contributions made by the
NRIs to the AAP. Hopefully, the new party would come out clean and
become a standard bearer in the notoriously corrupt Indian political
system.

from:  Binoy Shanker Prasad
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 21:37 IST

Its again drama by congress. The more drama congress does, the more kejriwals popularity. Keep doing, No one beleives this report.

from:  murali
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 12:55 IST

It is sheer conspiracy. His birth date is as recorded in high school (or SSLC) certificate. His certificates have been checked and verified many times - admission at IIT, by UPSC at the time of civil services examination. Why should there be any confusion now unless it is conspired by congress government.

from:  Krishna
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013 at 07:48 IST

According to the reports I have, Arvind Kejriwal was born in Hawaii and as such is a foreign national! His credentials should have been checked before he was allowed to run for this position.

from:  Ram Sharma
Posted on: Dec 26, 2013 at 01:14 IST

On my own birth certificate as well as on my Voter ID card when I was
an Indian citizen, my name was mis-spelt as "Meheel Kamthar." My
father's name was Jayant Kamdar, and his name on his voter ID card was
spelled "Jainth Kamthar." I can bet that some similar bureaucratic
bungle is responsible for this. That said, what difference does this
make? Is someone trying to say that Mr Kejriwal is not an Indian,
somehow? So where was he born? In Uruguay? Burundi? Someone certainly
has time to waste for his fifteen minutes of fame . . .

from:  Mehul Kamdar
Posted on: Dec 25, 2013 at 22:44 IST

WHAT A WASTE OF TIME

from:  lakshmipathiRAJU KOPPELLA
Posted on: Dec 25, 2013 at 18:33 IST
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