Fake appointment orders case transferred

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Chennai, Jan 9 (UNI) The Madras High Court has transfered to Crime Branch-CID, further investigations in the case relating to issuance of fake appointment orders for Government postings.

One person was arrested and relased on bail in connection with the case.

When the petition filed by one of the victims, Mohan, came up for hearing, Mr Justice K Mohan Ram ordered transfer of investigation from the Central Crime Branch (CCB) to CB-CID.

The Court also directed the CB-CID to complete the probe within six months and file the chargesheet in the case.

The Judge also said that as the CCB had not referred the Government seals and signature in the appointment orders for forensic tests and had not investigated the alleged role of the senior Government officials and Highly influenced people in the scam, the investigation was being transfered to the CB-CID.

The prosecution case was that the accused Ragavan alias Hyundai Ragavan issued fake appointment orders from October 2006 to May 2007 with government seals and signatures of Chief Minister's Special Cell officer to 22 people and had cheated them to the tune of Rs 22 lakhs, by collecting Rs one lakh each from them for postings in State Secretariat.

Since they had not received joining orders even two months after receipt of the appointment orders, Mohan had filed a petition with the CCB.

Acting on the complaint, police arrested Raghavan in September last year and during interrogation he had implicated top Government officials and certain highly influenced people in the Government in this scam.

As the CCB did not proceed further in the matter, Mohan moved the High Court seeking transfer of the investigation from CCB to the CB-CID.

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