Patna, Aug 24: Officials on Monday, Aug 24 said that a fake driving licence has been issued in the name of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in Bihar's Saran district.
A district official said, "A driving licence (1847/09) in the name of Rahul Gandhi was issued by Saran district transport officer Puneeta Srivastava on May 18, 2009."
Sources said that the licence also mentioned Rahul's father Rajiv Gandhi as the father of the licence holder. His permanent residence was given as Sansad Bhawan Marg, New Delhi.
"There is a signature of Saran district transport officer Puneeta Srivastava and her official seal is also on the driving licence issued in Rahul Gandhi's name," the official said.
However, Srivastana denied issued any driving licence. She said, "It is a fake licence with my fake signature and official seal. In the past also several fake driving licences have been reported to defame me."
This is not the first time a fake driving licence in the name of a well-known person is being issued in Bihar. In the early 1990s, a fake licence was issued in the name of then LTTE chief V Prabhakaran.