The Regional Office of the Civil Rights Enforcement Cell, Belagavi, has registered a criminal case against Sanjeev, son of Nagaraj Alur of Shivanand Nagar in Dharwad, for using a fake caste certificate to claim a government job, besides educational and monetary benefits.
He was arrested and produced before a local court in Dharwad, according to a press release issued by Superintendent of Police, CRE Cell, Belagavi, here on Wednesday, which, however, did not mention the day on which he was arrested and produced before court.
The release further stated that a case under Sections 196, 198, 420 of Indian Penal Code; Section 3(I)(IX) of The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989; and Section 5 of the Karnataka Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Reservation of Appointment etc.,) (Amendment) Act 2011 had been registered at the Suburban Police Station, Dharwad.
Based on a complaint from Ravikant Babu Lamani of Dharwad, Inspector N.D. Sanadi, investigated the matter and found that Sanjeev, who belonged to Kshatriya/Kshatri caste among the Hindus, obtained fake caste certificate stating that he belonged to Hindu Nayaka under Scheduled Tribes category from Tahsildar, Dharwad (not identified), which he used to claim government reservation benefits, including educational and junior research fellowship from Karnatak University, Dharwad.
He also passed NET and SET competitive examinations as a Scheduled Tribes candidate and made an attempt to obtain a job as Assistant Professor in the Government First Grade College.