CJM directs SSP Crime Branch to ascertain genuineness

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 10: Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu Ashwani Kumar Sharma has directed the SSP Crime Branch to ascertain the genuineness of experience certificate of Dr Sagar S Gadhage on the basis of which he was allotted multi-crore contract by the Jammu Municipal Corporation for carrying out animal birth control exercise.
The order has been issued in a complaint lodged by Hem Lata Karki, animal welfare activist, who submitted that on January 20, 2018 she lodged a comprehensive complaint to the SSP Crime Branch Jammu seeking registration of FIR against Dr Sagar S Gadhage and the officers/officials of Jammu Municipal Corporation who facilitated Rs 4 crore contract on the basis of fake experience certificate issued in favour of Dr. Sagar S. Gadhage as the President of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Udgir vide his clarification dated April 15, 2017 denied the issuance of experience certificate.
Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed appearing for the complainant submitted that more than five months have elapsed since the lodging of the complaint but there is no headway in the matter. He further submitted that Crime Headquarters accorded approval vide letter No.CHQ/Clt/J-105/18-2755 dated February 28, 2018 for initiating a preliminary enquiry but till date the Crime Branch has not ascertained the genuineness of the experience certificate dated March 22, 2016,
After considering the submissions of Advocate Ahmed, the Chief Judicial Magistrate directed Senior Superintendent of Police Crime Branch Jammu to report regarding the steps taken by Crime Branch Jammu to ascertain the genuineness of experience certificate dated March 22, 2016 allegedly issued by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Udgir district Latur Maharashtra in favour of Dr  Sagar S Gadhage.
The court further directed that the status report in this regard shall be filed through Chief Prosecuting Officer by or before the next date of hearing—June, 30, 2018.