Delhi HC penalises retired IAF employee

New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) A retired Indian Air Forcesergeant has been imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 by the DelhiHigh Court for forging the signature of a senior officer andapproaching it to secure its order on the basis of forgeddocument for allotment of a shop to him.

The court also directed the Registrar Vigilance to file acriminal complaint before the appropriate magistrate forcriminal prosecution against Kamal Kishore.

Accepting an inquiry report submitted by the Registrar(Vigilance) of the High Court, Justice S Muralidhar said thepetitioner had approached the court with tampered andfabricated documents.

"The petitioner (Kamal Kishore) has miserably failedto make out any case for grant of any relief as prayed forhim. It is plain from the report of the Registrar, which thiscourt accepts, that he has based his entire case on a forgedand fabricated documents, thus brazenly abusing the process ofCourt," said the court.

"This is an extremely serious matter that deserves notonly the strongest condemnation by this court and dismissal ofhis petition with exemplary costs but appropriate legalmeasures that would serve as a deterrent to anyone who isemboldened to produce before the court forged and fabricateddocuments in support of his claim," the court also added.

"The Registrar General is hereby directed to draw upand make a complaint and send it to the appropriate magistratewithin four weeks.....," the court said.

Kamal Kishore had applied for allotment of a sweetmeatand milk shop for himself at Subroto Park locality here lastyear but the concerned officer had alloted the shop to anotherman as he was the highest bidder.

The petitioner had, however, approached this court forquashing of the allotment along with a forged document. Thedepartment opposed the petition and sought that the courtshould not grant him any relief as he has forged the signatureof the competent officer who granted allotment of the shop.

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