Court orders FIRs against 400 primary teachers for forgery

Jan 17 2013, 09:58 IST
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SummaryThe CB-CID inquiry had revealed that there were 873 teachers who used forged documents to get employment

The CB-CID inquiry had revealed that there were 873 teachers who used forged documents to get employment

The Allahabad High Court has directed the CB-CID to register FIRs against the remaining over 400 primary school teachers, who were allegedly found to have produced forged documents for securing employment, in three weeks.

The CB-CID inquiry had revealed that there were 873 teachers who used forged documents to get employment, and FIRs had been registered against 401 such teachers.

The court has directed the CB-CID to submit a status report on February 18, the next date on which the matter will be heard. A division bench of Justices Amar Saran and Dinesh Gupta passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Sachin Rana among others. The petitioners, from Baghpat district, approached the court seeking quashing of the FIR registered against them on the complaint lodged by the Principal of District Institute Education and Training (DIET), Baghpat, in 2011. The FIR was registered against them for submitting forged documents for getting the job.

Hearing the petition, the court had earlier ordered the CB-CID to investigate the records of all the primary school teachers and register FIR, if it was found that they had submitted forged documents for securing employment.

In its order passed on January 11, which became available on Wednesday, the court said: “Affidavit of compliance filed by the CB-CID is taken on record. We fail to understand why FIRs have not been lodged against all the teachers who have obtained employment on the basis of forged degrees/ appointment letters. Let it be done within three weeks and all coercive steps be taken for apprehension of such teachers.”

The court also directed the basic education department to explain the steps being taken for recovery of the amount paid to these teachers by way of salary. The court noted that out of the total of 89,183 primary school teachers, the verification of records of 76,825 teachers had been done. Of these, 873 were found to have used forged documents for securing employment. The services of at least 810 have been terminated after it came to light that they had used forged documents to get employment. The CB-CID has registered FIRs against 401 such teachers, the court noted.

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