250 ‘fake’ drivers in Delhi Police
Around 250 people selected for 676 vacancies of drivers in Delhi Police last year had submitted fake or forged licences for securing the job, an investigation has revealed.
New Delhi: Around 250 people selected for 676
vacancies of drivers in Delhi Police last year had submitted
fake or forged licences for securing the job, an investigation
Police have so far filed cases against five of them and
are in the process of registering more FIRs as investigations
are on, a senior police official said.
Cases of cheating and forgery have been registered
against Hari Om, Deepak Deswal, Dalip Singh Jat, Lalit Kumar
and Sanjeet Kumar at the IP Estate police station on separate
complaints by Ishwar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police
(Establishment) on March 30.
In one of the cases, the applicant allegedly forged the
licence of a woman in Manipur.
Delhi Police had issued advertisements to fill up 676
vacancies of drivers in the rank of Constables in February
"We provisionally selected 676 drivers subject to
verification of their driving licences. However, we found that
250 of them have submitted fake or forged documents. Five
cases have been registered and may be, some more will be
filed," the official said.
However, he claimed, they had not joined the job as
verification process were on. "Normally every year during
recruitment, we find four to five cases. But in this case, the
number is very high," he said.
In the case of Hari Om, the official claimed, he
submitted a heavy driving licence from Jammu Kashmir having
its validity till December 2014 but during verification it
came to light that it was issued in the name of one Nazir
Ahmed Kaloo for light vehicles and motorcycles.