Woman sent to 14 days JC for forging Judge`s sign

A Delhi court today remanded to 14 days judicial custody a woman accused of forging an order sheet and the signature of a judge who was hearing a case lodged by her against the estranged husband.

Updated: Jul 15, 2010, 22:02 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court today remanded to
14 days judicial custody a woman accused of forging an order
sheet and the signature of a judge who was hearing a case
lodged by her against the estranged husband.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ravinder Singh sent accused
Madhulika Rastogi to jail till July 29 after she was produced
on the conclusion of her a day-long custodial interrogation by
the investigators of the Crime Branch in the case.

Meanwhile, Rastogi filed a bail application which has
been fixed for hearing on July 17.

The police had wanted to interrogate her in custody
saying it was required to find out the modus operandi
of committing forgery.

Madhulika, who is engaged in a matrimonial battle with
her husband Ashish Rastogi, a pilot, is accused of forging the
signatures and order sheets of Metropolitan Magistrate Veena
Rani.

The Magistrate was hearing a case lodged by Madhulika
claiming maintenance from her husband under section 125 of the
Criminal Procedure Code.

After noticing fudging of the order sheets and her
signatures, the Magistrate herself lodged a complaint with
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kiran Bansal who, in
turn, had asked the Crime Branch on February 1 to lodge an
FIR against the accused.

M K Sharma, counsel for the husband of the accused,
alleged Madhulika has filed around six frivolous cases against
his client.

PTI