FIR against teacher for forging birth certificate

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‘Police probing possibility of nexus within SSB’

SRINAGAR: Police on Monday filed a case against a physical education teacher, who had forged his certificate to obtain a government job.

Mohammad Shafi Tantray, son of Abdul Aziz, a resident of Dardpora Lolab, had produced his forged date of birth certificate to the recruitment board before his appointment, official sources said.

A case has been registered against Tantray, they said.

Tantray, who is currently posted at government middle school Darpora, has gone absconding after police tried to arrest him.

Investigation officer, Sub-Inspector, Mohammad Ramzan at Police Post Darpora said that police conducted investigations after receiving a written complaint from an unemployed youth of Darpora.

He said the investigations against Tantray revealed that he had produced a fake date of birth certificate showing his age less by five years.

“During the one month investigation, we also approached the State Board of School Education office Bemina and found the accused had forged his original certificate. While, he was born on 6, June, 1966, he had produced his certificate that showed his date of birth on 6, June 1971,” the officer said.

Police has registered a case FIR No. 101/2013 under section 420, 468 and 471 RPC in police post Darpora and further investigation have been taken up, he said.

“We conducted a raid to arrest the accused teacher. However, he managed to escape. We’ll get him soon,” the officer said, adding “We’re also looking at other persons related to the crime. We’ll probe how Tantray managed to get himself appointed in education department after producing the forged certificate.”

He said that the case will be thoroughly probed and those involved in conniving with the accused teacher will be taken to the task.

Meanwhile, the locals have hailed the police investigation saying that strict action must be taken against the accused teacher who has done injustice with the deserving candidates. 

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