These forged promotion letters were purportedly issued on January 8 in the name of ex-Punjab DGP S Chattopadhyaya, the day of the announcement of assembly elections in Punjab
These letters were purportedly issued on January 8 in the name of former Punjab DGP S Chattopadhyaya, the day the model code of conduct was enforced in Punjab with the announcement of assembly elections. In reality, no such orders were issued, claim sources.
A Chandigarh Police statement said a complaint was received from Punjab Police, Sector 9, Chandigarh against unidentified persons, alleging that forged promotion orders had been issued in favour of Punjab Police officials.
A case under Sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), 464 (false document in the name of a fictitious person), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, or to receive any money, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC has been registered in Sector 3 police station, Chandigarh.
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