IAS officers summoned over perjury charges
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 16:14
New Delhi: Three city government officials, including two belonging to IAS, have been summoned by a Delhi court to answer the charges of committing perjury in another court.

The two IAS officers, who were summoned by the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav included a former secretary in the Delhi Government's Industry Ministry and Deputy Commissioner Darshan Singh in the office of the Commissioner of Industries.

While issuing summons to the city government's former secretary in the Industry ministry, the court did not identify him, but expected the city authorities to serve the summons to the relevant official, allegedly involved in committing perjury, after identifying him.

The court also issued summons to a third unnamed official, expecting the government to identify him. CMM Yadav issued the summons to the three on a complaint by Senior Civil Judge Ajay Goel accusing them of deposing falsely in his court during adjudication of a property suit. The summons were issued on the judge's complaint charging the three officials with lying under oath and misleading the court.

"I have perused the complaint. A close scrutiny of the complaint reveals there is enough material on record to proceed in the matter against all the three accused persons for offenses punishable under sections 193, 109, 110, 111 (pertaining to perjury) read with 120-B (criminal conspiracy) IPC," said CMM Yadav, while issuing the summons.


First Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 16:14

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