IAS officers summoned over perjury charges

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.

PTI



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

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