Thursday, March 24, 2011

‘Fake cop’ booked after 41 years , Used Friend’s Identity To Get SRP Job; Caught 15 Years After Retirement

Ahmedabad: Udaysinh Jadav (73) served the State Reserve Police (SRP) force in the name of Raisinh Jadav for 26 long years till he superannuated in June 1991 from SRP Group 7, Nadiad. Fifteen years after his retirement and after availing benefit of pension, he was sent to jail.
This happened because the state government found out that Jadav had actually served the force in the name of his friend. This revelation came a few years ago, when differences arose between Jadav and his friend Raisinh’s widow Shardaben. In 2004, she demanded family pension after her husband’s death.
After the dispute, it took nearly five years for the authority to lodge a criminal complaint at Navapura police station in Vadodara district against Jadav in 2009. When police began inquiry, it was revealed that Jadav joined SRP at Vadodara as a constable on September 28, 1965 against the appointment letter of Raisinh, but with consent from his friend.
Jadav sincerely served for 26 years and received post-retirement benefits for nearly 15 years, when the government concluded after a departmental inquiry in 2006 that Jadav had joined service on basis of a forged school leaving certificate of his friend.
Shardaben told police that her husband had voluntarily handed over the appointment letter to Jadav asking him to join SRP, if he could do it.
Jadav was booked under sections 406, 419, 420, 465, 467, 468, 471 and 114 of IPC for forgery and cheating by personation and he came to be arrested in this case on April 6, 2010. The police have also booked Shardaben in this case.
After being jailed, Jadav moved a bail application in the Gujarat high court through advocate Ejaz Qureshi, who contended that the accused had served the force for more than two decades and there is little chance for commencement of trial in near future.
He argued that Jadav has already spent nearly a year in jail and the court should release him on bail looking at his old age.
After the hearing was complete earlier this week, Justice MD Shah granted bail to Jadav on furnishing bond of Rs 10,000.

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