Mysore, Feb. 2- The government, that had been keeping mum with regard to the incident of 12 Police personnel forging documents to claim for MUDA sites under the STF quota, has been shaken out of its slumber following the reports exclusively published in Star of Mysore and Mysooru Mithra newspapers yesterday.
According to reliable sources in the Home Department in Bangalore, the Department has ordered for initiating criminal cases against the 12 Constables and Head Constables serving in various Police Stations in city.
Meanwhile, senior officers in the MUDA, District Administration and City Police were frantically assimilating information about the incident yesterday, ever since the newspaper reports.
City Police Commissioner K.L. Sudhir and DCP Basavraj Malagathi contacted MUDA Commissioner Dr. C.G. Betsurmath and obtained details about the 12 cops who submitted forged documents seeking sites under STF quota and related documents. DGP Shankar Bidri too is said to have sought information about the case from Police Commissioner Sudhir. The State Intelligence Department and officials from the Internal Administration have also sought information in this regard.
The order for allotting sites to the STF personnel was issued by Urban Development Department’s Under Secretary M.M. Hiremath on March 25, 2011. In the letter to the MUDA, the names of the 28 beneficiaries were listed. However, the forgers allegedly included the 12 names by getting them typed on the original letter. The MUDA officials who checked the list, detected the forgery and reported the matter to the authorities concerned.
Notaries attest forged letters
The forged document created by 12 Police personnel seeking MUDA sites under STF quota has been attested by notaries. The letter issued by MUDA to Head Constable Ramakrishnaiah bears the term 'Certified to be a copy of the original', attested with seal and signature of city-based Notary S.V. Nagendra (Reg. No. 3579). Similarly, Notary Bose M.A. Madappa (Reg. No. 7163) has put his seal and signature on the fake letters of Nagasundara Swamy, Janardhana, R. Prakash, Halaiah, K.S. Theerthappa, Chikkegowda and K. Swamy.
The forged letter of K.R. Rajegowda has been marked as 'True Copy: Compared with the original, found correct' by Notary R. Geetha (Reg. No. 5579).