Dot Com News Bureau
Andal, 15 July: The BDO, Andal has sought immediate police intervention to foil a racket involved in issuing fake appointment letters to the youth in the villages of Andal block. The BDO himself has registered a complaint with the police in this regard too.
The matter came in to light on last 17 June when, Subrata Goswami of local Baska village walked in to the BDO’s chamber and produced an appointment that was bearing the government seal and the same was reportedly was issued by the
BDO Mrinal Kanti Naskar himself. Naskar was astonished after receiving the appointment letter that stated to get
Goswami absorbed as an Accounts Officer with the Andal Block Panchayat Samiti. The reason, the Panchayat Samiti does not have any provision to appoint any Accounts Officer as there is no such post for the same. Also there was no government notification in this regard.
The BDO challenged the appointment letter that later proved to be a forged one. The BDO said,
"it was surprising that my official seal with a forged signature was used to prepare the appointment letter." The police seized the forged appointment letter and detained
Goswami. During interrogation, Goswami broke the name of one Dilip Nayak who happened to be a librarian with a state government aided rural library at Kajora. The police also had detained
Nayak. The BDO said, "but he was later released by the police after receiving written undertaking. It was quite ridiculous." After having series of complaints from different corners, the police started the case today and a fresh inquiry has been ordered by the ASP, Durgapur, Satyajit Banerjee.
Banerje said, "we are re-examining the case from different aspects and the culprits will not be spared."
The Andal block has recorded at least eight more such cases of producing forged appointment letters and seeking jog against that. In 2000, the police had arrested five persons from the same Baska village who had served the Andal High School with forged appointment letters for a period of more than one month. A tout from Raniganj was also arrested. The
BDO, Naskar said, "I came to know only today that three youths had also claimed appointment with local Madanpur
Gram Panchayat office. The GP did not allow them as it did not have any government order in possession in this regard." The BDO has asked the Madanpur
gram panchayet to record a complaint against the case today.