Madras High Court orders DCP to produce village assistant in bogus certificate case

The Madras High Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kilpauk range, to produce a man who had obtained a government job by allegedly using a bogus community certificate and evaded acti

Published: 01st December 2017 02:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2017 12:18 PM   |  A+A-

Madras HC (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kilpauk range, to produce a man who had obtained a government job by allegedly using a bogus community certificate and evaded action for years.

Justice S Vaidyanathan gave the direction while passing interim orders on a writ petition from D Gunasekaran of Vadapalani seeking action against S Vijayan, who got the village assistant post in Purasawalkam-Perambur taluk, by producing bogus certificate.

The court had issued notices to Vijayan on the earlier occasions, but he did respond at all. TS Neela, tahsildar, who was present in the court on November 28, informed the judge that Vijayan had already been placed under suspension and an explanation called for. Necessary steps for criminal proceedings are being taken, she added.

Special Government Pleader S Diwakar told the judge that there was no tahsildar by the name Rangan, who had allegedly issued the community certificate to Vijayan at that point of time.

From the pleadings, it appears that a bogus certificate has been produced by Vijayan and if the entire relief is granted at this stage, there will not be finality to the issue. Hence, there shall be an interim order directing the authorities concerned to proceed with the departmental proceedings against Vijayan on the day-to-day basis, without granting an adjournment for more than two working days at any point of time, apart from initiating criminal proceedings, the judge said.

As Vijayan did not appear before the court in spite of notices served and as serious allegations are made against him, the judge directed the Registry to issue a bailable warrant and said the DCP, Kilpauk range, must ensure the presence of Vijayan before the court on December 13, the judge added.

Non-existent tahsildar

Tahsildar T S Neela informed the judge that Vijayan had already been placed under suspension. Special Government Pleader told the judge that there was no tahsildar by the name Rangan, who had allegedly issued the community certificate to Vijayan

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