New Delhi: A sacked CRPF man, who had allegedly used fabricated documents, including a forged letter of the then Union Home Minister LK Advani, for his reinstatement has been discharged by a Delhi court after the CBI failed to produce those documents before it.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav discharged Satyendra Tiwari, a CRPF constable, noting that the original letters, the copies of which were received through fax by the
senior officers of CRPF, were never recovered.
"In this case, the original letters, the copies whereof were received through fax by the senior officers of CRPF were never recovered. There is further no evidence on
record as to who forged the said letters, who deceived whom and who used the said forged documents as genuine," the court said.
According to the CBI Tiwari, who was earlier sacked from the paramilitary force, was engaged in sending forged letters of various persons including Advani for his reinstatement.
The FIR in this case was registered by CBI on November 22, 2002 on a complaint by Rajinder Singh, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Personnel), CRPF, alleging that Tiwari was
engaged in sending representations for reinstatement through various political persons, particularly Brij Mohan Ram, a member of Parliament.
It was said that a letter dated December 11, 2001, addressed to Shahid Ahmed, CRPF`s Inspector General of Police, Bihar Sector, and a letter dated February 20, 2002 addressed
to DG CRPF, purported to have been written by LK Advani with regard to his reinstatement were received through fax.
CBI alleged that aggrieved by his dismissal, Tiwari indulged in fabricating and forging letters in the name of LK Advani, PPS Sidhu, IG (Personnels) CRPF and sent it through fax with letter of MP Brij Mohan Ram to Director General of Police (CRPF) and IG (CRPF) in order to pressurise them for reinstating him in service.
Tiwari and his brother Virender were arrested on March 18, 2006. Virender was absolved from the case while a charge sheet was filed against Tiwari on January 7, 2008.
The court discharged Tiwari saying the original letters which were sent to the senior officials were not recovered.
"I do not find any legally sustainable evidence against Satyendra Tiwari in the matter for framing charges against him. He accordingly stands discharged from this case,"
the court said.