Man Held for Sending Forged ‘Letters from PMO’

Published: 10th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2015 04:07 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: A man, who has been running an NGO,  has been arrested for allegedly sending forged letters through fax, purportedly from the PMO and BJP chief Amit Shah’s office to eight PSUs to get sponsorships, police said.

The accused Yashpal Singh Tomar, 50, was arrested last week from his home at Shahadra here. He was running an NGO named -- Global Need Foundation (G-Need), which conducts the talent competition -- National Talent Completion for Drawing Poster and Do It Yourself Kit -- every year. This year, the competition was scheduled to be held  at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) campus here on Friday.

According to Delhi Police, they had received a complaint from the NTPC Limited saying it received a letter through fax from an NGO. The same was a request for corporate sponsorship of `1.5 lakh for award ceremony for National Talent Competition for Drawing Poster and Do It Yourself Kit.

The forged letters were sent through fax after manipulating the name and number of the sender in the fax machine.

“The fax number on the letter was of the PMO and it bore an endorsement from the PMO to award sponsorship. On suspicion, the NTPC got it verified from the PMO and found that the letter was fake. We registered a case and started probing,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav.

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