Court convicts Forest Dept official in fake certificate case
Had Used The Certificate For Promotional Benefits
Srinagar, Sep 19: A local court Wednesday convicted a government official for using a fake certificate for his promotion in the Forest Department and sentenced him to simple imprisonment for a year for the offences he committed under the Ranbir Penal Code.
The Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class (2nd Additional Munsiff ) Srinagar Iqbal Ahmad Masoudi convicted the forest official Peer Muhammad Maqbool Shah for having committed offences under section 420 (cheating ) and under section 468 (forgery) of RPC.
The court sentenced the convict to one year simple imprisonment for each offence committed. However, the punishment awarded for the two offences will run concurrently.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1000 on the convict and in default he has to undergo a further imprisonment of one month.
Police had filed a charge-sheet against the accused in the court after an FIR was lodged against him following a compliant of Chairman of Board of School Education stating that the certificate submitted by the official in the Forest Department was fake.
Prosecuting officer Wajahat Jameel defending the state argued before the court that the accused was culpable of heinous crime as he had prepared and produced a fake certificate for his promotion in the department.
“For committing the offences of cheating and forgery the accused deserves a conviction and no lenient view should be taken to punish him,” Jameel argued.
The court after hearing the prosecuting officer and the counsel of the accused awarded a sentence of one year to the accused for each offence.
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