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Bank Employee Arrested For Forgery

2016-07-26 21:12

Arrested bank employee Bimal Ghosh


Santipur, July 26: A group D employee of a nationalized bank was arrested today by Santipur police for allegedly forging educational certificates.

Bimal Ghosh, 38, was picked up by police from his home in Santipur town during the early hours for using forged mark sheet and school leaving certificate of a prominent high school in the town.

Bimal was later produced before the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court in Ranaghat and ordered police remand for seven days.

Police have been looking for three other persons who had also forged educational certificates of the same school for obtaining passports and now went absconding.

Sub divisional police officer of Ranaghat Indrajit Basu said: “The police has arrested one person on the basis of a complaint lodged by the head master of Rabindra Vidyapith high school. The head master named four persons in his complaint lodged during March this year accusing them for using fake certificates issued in the name of the school forging his signature. The police has charged the person under section 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and looking for the three others who also similarly submitted forged certificates”.

An investigating officer of Santipur police said: “We are trying to find out the key person behind the racket. In last week we have busted a fake EPIC manufacturing racket and examining if it has any link with the fake certificates. We have got some clues during interrogation and hopeful to bust the racket soon”.

The forgery of the school certificates came to light during March this year when nationalized bank authority send accused Bimal Ghosh’s school leaving certificate and corresponding year’s mark sheet to the Rabindra Vidyapith high school authority for verification.

Head master of the school Santimoy Halder said: “I was stunned to find out my dated signature on the said papers prior to my actual date of joining the school. I taken over charge of head master of Rabidra Vidyapith high school on July 6, 2005, but the date of issue the said certificates was prior to that. The format of the certificates appears to be quite same as it was meticulously copied. Moreover, I checked records of 2004-05 and found that no student was enrolled with the name of the accused in that year in class eight. I then told the bank authority that the certificate was fake. A few days’ later local police bought three other certificates for verification in connection with issue of passports. In those I also found the signature was forged and none of the person was ever students of the school. The police then advised me to lodge complaint”.

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