Paid Rs 5 lakh bribe, says imposter who illegally stayed at IAS academy
Dehradun, April 3: The imposter, Ruby Chaudhary, who stayed at Mussoorie's prestigious National Academy of Administration posing as an IAS probationer on Thursday claimed that she had bribed a top official for stay and was offered a "hefty" sum to keep her mouth shut.
The woman, Ruby Chaudhry, also claimed she had been issued a fake identity card by a Deputy Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy to facilitate her stay there.
The woman accused the officer of having taken a bribe of Rs five lakh from her in three instalments for issuing her the ID card on the basis of which she stayed there for over six months.
She has been booked under various sections of IPC and taken for questioning.
Chaudhary claimed she had been assured the job of a librarian there in exchange for Rs 20 lakh, out of which she had already paid Rs 5 lakh and was planning to pay him the rest of the amount by arranging for it from friends and relatives.
Speaking to reporters at Nehru Colony police station where she is being interrogated by a Special Investigating Team, Chaudhry alleged that she was also offered a "hefty" sum to keep her mouth shut but did not name the person who offered the money.
She claimed the offer was made after she had left the Academy on March 27.
Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu said an SIT headed by a woman SP-CID officer, S Ansari, has been constituted to look into the case and a clearer picture would emerge only after two-three days.
"The charges levelled by the woman are serious and they will have to investigated... It will not be proper for me to comment on the allegations made by her," the DGP said.
Chaudhry also claimed that when she confronted the officer to know why he was "forcing" her to "fake" her identity, he told her "who is going to question you on this....and now I am being framed."
The high-security Academy, on the radar of terror outfits, grabbed headlines yesterday when the news spread about the stay of a woman there on the basis of a fake ID card.
The matter came to light with the Academy authorities lodging an FIR at Mussoorie police station on Tuesday evening, after she had already left the place.
According to the FIR, the woman arrived at the Academy on September 20 introducing herself as a trainee IAS officer and stayed there for a little over six months before vanishing on March 27.
(With agency inputs)