New Delhi: A probe has been launched into the fake calls and SMSs by unknown persons impersonating Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia's personal assistant (PA) seeking admission for children in prominent schools in the city, police said today.
Two or three schools in Vasant Kunj and Ashok Vihar were receiving calls and SMSs from different landline and mobile numbers for admissions to nursery classes. The callers claimed to be the personal assistant of Sisodia, who holds the Education portfolio, a senior police official said.
In one such call to a school in Ashok Vihar, the caller referred to a communication between the Deputy CM and the school authority and apprised about sending name and other details of a child for admission, said the officer.
The matter came to light when principals and management of the schools contacted Delhi Secretariat for verifying the calls and found that no such calls or SMSs were made on behalf of Sisodia, he said.
On a written complaint of a Delhi Secretariat official, a case of impersonation and cheating has been registered at the IP Estate police station and investigation launched, he said.