Ghosts of past return to haunt upright cop who exposed conman using fake letter pads
A police sub-inspector who once arrested a person, found allegedly misusing duplicate letter pads pertaining to several Members of Parliament and other influential persons, could never imagine that he shall be haunted by the ghosts of his past even after six years of the said investigation.
Earlier this year, Delhi Police received a complaint against sub-inspector Vijay Kumar charging him of alleged misconduct. The complaint letter was apparently issued from the desk of Madan Lal Sharma, former Congress Lok Sabha MP representing Jammu constituency.
“The complaint was taken very seriously and before we initiated an inquiry into it, we decided to communicate with Madan Lal Sharma’s office (in May 2015). But later (June 1) Sharma wrote a mail to the Deputy Commissioner’s (South East) office and informed that he did not even know sub-inspector Vijay Kumar,” said a senior police official.
He further said, when Sharma was shown the complaint letter, he responded in writing that the concerned <g data-gr-id="39">letter head</g> in the paper was fabricated and also his signature was forged.
A case of cheating and forgery was immediately registered at the Lajpat Nagar police station, where Vijay Kumar is presently posted. However, the police haven’t been able to track the accused yet.
In 2012, a similar complaint against Vijay Kumar was purportedly issued from the desk of another Member of Parliament (name withheld), who is still a member of the present Lok Sabha.
In that case, the page from the letter pad was reportedly found to be genuine. However, the concerned minister had no idea about the same. Later, he also did not insist for the registration of an FIR. Kumar was posted at South East district’s Amar Colony police station then, said the senior official.
Between 2009 and 2015, several fake complaints were found to have been received against Kumar. While two of them were from the desk of Lok Sabha MPs, others were purportedly shot by senior officials of different civic agencies.
In 2009, Kumar was posted at Parliament Street police station. There he investigated a cheating case in which a man had written to a private bank to waive off a loan sanctioned to his wife.
For that he had allegedly used fake letter pad of an MP as reference. When the man was finally
tracked, as many as 40 fake letter pads pertaining to MPs, doctors, bureaucrats and other senior civic agency officials were recovered from his possession.