Indore: Availing a government job on the basis of fake documents landed two persons, including a woman, in jail.
A Sessions Court sentenced them to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each for cheating, forgery and producing fake documents.
Additional Sessions Judge Pradeep Kumar Mittal handed down the sentence, on Tuesday.According to prosecution, Arun Chouhan (33) of Kalani Nagar and Vandana Lal (38) had submitted fake certificate of computer diploma course for confirmation of their jobs.
Additional public prosecutor RS Chawda said Chouhan and Vandana had appeared in an exam conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) in 2008 for the post of patwari. The duo cleared the examination results of which were announced in 2009.
They were sent to Khargone for training. During the training, the duo submitted their respective academic documents as per the rules. The documents included certificates of computer diploma course from Barkatullah University Bhopal.The documents were sent to the institutions concerned for verification and it was found that computer diploma certificates of Chouhan and Vandana were fake.
After the revelation, the additional collector Indore had suspended the duo and registered a complaint against them with Raoji Bazaar police station in 2011. Subsequently charge-sheet was produced in the court.Additional public prosecutor R S Chawda said the duo were chargesheeted for cheating, forgery and producing fake documents and the court convicted them for the same.
The court sentenced the duo to three years of rigorous imprisonment under Section 420 and imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each besides awarding them 10 years in jail under Sections 467, 468, 471 and 467 and fined Rs 5000.