CBI registers cases to probe fraudulent letter to Maharashtra CM on PMO letterhead

It is alleged that one of the fraudulent letters was addressed to the Chief Minister on a purported PMO letterhead signed by Debashree Mukherjee, Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office.

Published: 28th February 2019 09:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2019 09:48 PM   |  A+A-

Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: About 10 months after complaints from the Prime Minister's Office, the CBI has registered two cases to probe alleged fraudulent use of the letterhead of a joint secretary in the top office in letters seeking favours, including one addressed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, officials said.

It is alleged that one of the fraudulent letters was addressed to the Chief Minister on a purported PMO letterhead signed by Debashree Mukherjee, Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, on November 27, 2017, the agency has said in the FIR.

"It is alleged in above said purported letter (was) to favour Vilayati Ram Mittal, Navi Mumbai in connection with the development of plot in Bandra," the FIR said.

The agency alleged that the purported letter said that local authorities are biased and helping some developers.

Another fraudulent letter also on a purported PMO letterhead under the signature of Mukherjee was directed to the DRDO, Pune and was sent through fax.

The said letter was about testing bio-fuel developed by a company, A N Biofuel, and provide its report to the company, it alleged.

Assistant Director P K Issar in the PMO had approached the CBI in April last year with a complaint alleging that none of the letters has been sent to the persons concerned, calling it a case of "forgery", officials said.

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