Youth arrested for forging MLA`s letter

The police on Sunday arrested a youth and forwarded him to the court on charges of forging a letter and signature of a ruling party MLA in Orissa`s Jajpur district.

Last Updated: Apr 10, 2011, 23:31 PM IST

Jajpur (Orissa): The police on Sunday
arrested a youth and forwarded him to the court on charges of
forging a letter and signature of a ruling party MLA in
Orissa`s Jajpur district.

The arrested has been identified as Sujit Kumar Mishra
of Khetrapal village in Jajpur district. Mishra was produced
in the court of JMFC at Chandikhole and was remanded to
judicial custody after his bail application was rejected.

Police sources said, Dharmasala MLA Kalpataru Das in
his letter to AJ Toll had recommended 12 of his people to
be appointed in Toll plaza project along National Highway
no 5(A) at Srirampur village in Jajpur district.

Later, the company authorities received another letter
signed by the MLA Das, in which one name was changed.

Suspecting something fishy, the project manager of the
company concerned tried to verify the authenticity of the
letter for which he contacted the legislator.

When the MLA came to know about the incident, he filed
a complaint with the police to arrest the accused.

"We found the letter a forged one and the same was
made by the accused in a kiosk at Chandikhole," said Suvendu
Kumar Sinha, inspector-in-charge of Dharmasala police station.

The accused has reportedly confessed the crime he
committed, police said.

PTI