Bengaluru

Case against official for fake marks card

She had been working as a land surveyor for 18 years

Commissioner of Revenue Land Survey System and Land Records Maneesh Moudgil has filed a cheating complaint against a land surveyor for securing a government job using fake educational certificates 20 years ago.

In his complaint to the Halasuru Gate police on Wednesday, Moudgil said that D.N. Yashodamma, a resident of Vidyaranyapura, joined the Revenue Land Survey System and Land Records Department as a surveyor in 1999. While joining, she had submitted her PUC marks card. She secured the job and was in government service until November 11, 2017.

The fraud came to light when a city-based advocate Ramakrishna D.N. filed a complaint with the department accusing Yashodamma of submitting a fake marks card for securing the job.

The department initiated an inquiry and wrote to the PUC Board to confirm if Yashodamma’s marks cards were genuine. The PU Board wrote back stating that the marks cards were fake. The departmental inquiry revealed that Yashodamma was not eligible for the job. Subsequently, a police complaint was filed to initiate legal action against her.

Based on the complaint, the police have filed an FIR charging Yashodamma under Sections 466 (forgery), 419 (cheating by personation) 473 (making or possessing counterfeit seal), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 420 (cheating).

The police are probing whether verification of documents of the accused at the time of her appointment was done as per the procedure.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 6, 2020 7:07:17 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/case-against-official-for-fake-marks-card/article27153398.ece

Next Story