Thirty years after he began working as a cleaner at a civic hospital, a man was arrested on Sunday for using fake documents to procure the job. The accused, identified as Bijendrasing Veersing Vaidya, 56, had allegedly submitted forged educational documents to get the job. The incident came to light after the documents submitted by him were sent for verification as he was due for a promotion. According to the police, Vaidya had applied for a job at the hospital in 1984 for the post of cleaning staff and had submitted a school transfer certificate and a student certificate from the Lal Bahadur Shastri Junior High School in Muzaffarpur, Uttar Pradesh.
The police said that in August last year, as per routine procedure followed before promoting staff, Vaidya’s educational documents were sent to his school for verification. However, the school sent back a letter saying that the documents were fake, and the signature of the school principal and the school stamp were forged.
The medical superintendent of the hospital then filed a complaint with the Agripada police, and subsequently, an FIR was registered. “We have arrested the accused from his residence. He joined as cleaning staff in 1988 and was working till January this year with the help of fake educational documents
He has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC on charges of cheating and forgery,” said a police officer from Agripada police station.
“He had claimed he passed Class VII. We are trying to ascertain who helped him get fake documents,” the officer said. VallabhOzarkar
Source: MumbaimirrorIndia Times