CB books Sarpanch, others for fake SC certificate

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 7: Crime Branch Jammu today registered a criminal case under the relevant sections of law against suspects-Sarpanch Santosh Kumari, her husband Bidhi Chand R/o Village Bhajnowa tehsil Nowshera district Rajouri, Akbar Hussain the then Tehsildar Nowshera and Balvinder Kumar, the then Patwari Nowshera for their involvement in obtaining and facilitating Scheduled Caste category Certificate by fraudulent means and its use by the beneficiary as genuine during the Panchayat election of Sarpanch in Panchayat Halqa Bhajnowa in Nowhshera.
A written complaint was lodged by Joginder Singh of Bhajnowa with Crime Branch Jammu, alleging inter-alia that his wife Sheetal Kour resident of village Bhajnowa had contested election as Sarpanch Candidate in a reserve category (SC) Constituency against Santosh Kumari, who was having a false and forged SC category certificate on the basis of which she won the election as a Sarpanch, whereas she belong to Vashisht Rajput community as per the revenue record of her husband and her parents.
On receipt of this complaint, a preliminary verification was conducted and during the course of probe revenue records were obtained from the concerned authorities and it has been prima-facie established that the SC Certificate has been managed by the accused beneficiary in connivance with other co-accused persons viz Govt. officers/official.
The omissions and commissions on the part of the accused is liable for the offences punishable under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B RPC r/w 5(2) PC Act. Svt. 2006.
Accordingly, a formal case was registered in Police Station Crime Branch, Jammu against the accused persons and others for in-depth investigation.