Ex-MP lodges complain, says signatures were forged
The Delhi Police has registered a case of forgery on a complaint by former Lok Sabha MP Ram Sevak Singh who has alleged that his signature was forged on papers listing questions pertaining to different ministries in 2005.
Singh, who was a Congress member in the House, was expelled in December 2005 from Parliament for allegedly accepting bribes for asking questions. His son Dharamveer Singh claimed that 31 questions pertaining to different ministries were submitted in his father's name in August 2005.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat informed his father about the signatures not matching after verification, he said. He claimed that his father signed in English, but the questions submitted to the Lok Sabha had his father's signature in Hindi.
"My father was ill for more than two years after 2005. It was in 2008 that I started filing RTIs to get details about the matter," he said.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat last year accepted that the signature on the questions allegedly submitted by the former MP were forged and asked the MP to approach the police, he said. However, an FIR was registered in the matter on July 14 on the directions of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, police said.
A senior police officer said that a case under sections relating to forgery for purpose of cheating has been registered and an investigation is underway.