The Delhi Police have registered a case of cheating and forgery against unidentified persons for allegedly trying to use forged letters in the name of an anti-riot cell officer to access compensation meant for the 1984 riots victims.
The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police has registered the case on the basis of a complaint filed by the anti-riot cell.
The complaint stated that two letters dated March 22 under the name of Deputy Commissioner of Police (anti-riot cell) Mahesh Bhardwaj were sent to the Sub-divisional Magistrate, Rohini, and DCP (North-West) clearing 41 names -- nine in the first letter and 32 in the second -- for rehabilitation and compensation. When ACP Mahipal Singh went to the office of the DCP (North-West) for a meeting regarding rehabilitation and compensation, he was handed over the said letters for verification.
During scrutiny of the letters and verification with the dispatch registers of the cell, it came to light that no such letters were issued by the cell. Subsequently, signatures of Bhardwaj on both the letters were also found to be forged. The forged letters talked about the cases of victims and mentioned that police have verified their claims.