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Youth caught with fake job letter at KMC, complaint filed

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has lodged a complaint with the New Market police station after a youth was caught with a fake appointment letter.
The civic authorities have also informed the state administration.

Pankaj Paul, a youth from Nadia on Tuesday came to the office of Bibhas Maity, director general, KMC's Water Supply department. The appointment letter is a nearest prototype of the original where the spelling of borough was misspelled as "buro".

Paul was to join on April 29 as a group D staff. The letter was issued by the KMC's personnel department. He was to work as a temporary employee for one year and another one year as a probationer. He would have been made permanent after two years. There was a red spot and a KMC logo on the job letter that raised suspicion.

Maity took the letter to Mayor Sovan Chatterjee. Chatterjee told the press that the examination to recruit civic staff was done by the Municipal Service Commission and not by Kolkata Municipal Corporation but the job letter had a KMC logo. He instructed the municipal commissioner to lodge a complaint with the New Market police station and the matter was brought to the notice of the state government.

Preliminary investigation by police revealed that Paul was being duped by some touts who take money after promising jobs. However, the police did not tell how much money Paul had paid to the racketeers. A search for the kingpin of the racket is on. It may be recalled that recently a youth was caught with a fake appointment letter for the post of a primary school teacher in Alipurduar.
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