20 years later, case filed for recruiting 4 on fake papers; Is the law ignored in this matter?
The Ambala police have registered a case against the District Education Officer and a retired government school principal in connection with a 20-year-old case of fraudulent recruitment of four Class IV employees.
As per information, the recruitments were made from 1994 to 1998 at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Police Lines, Ambala City.
The retired principal and the present District Education Officer, who was then a senior lecturer in the school, were members of the recruitment committee. The age certificates of all four employees and caste certificate of one of them were found to be fake.
The advocate for the complainant in the case said, “The then principal had misused her powers to adjust them. The case was registered on the directions of the court. The complainant in the case, Paramjit Sharma, joined the school as principal in March 1999. He observed the irregularities and took action against them. In 2000, a writ was filled in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the selection of an ineligible candidate and the appointment was quashed.”
“In 2002, the matter was raised before the then CM and in 2004, a writ was filed by the complainant in the High Court. Despite directions from the court, no action was taken and contempt was filed in 2015.
“In 2016, a letter was sent by the Education Department to the police to register a case in this matter but to no avail. Then, the complainant approached the district court. A few days ago, the court summoned the SHO and ordered the registration of a case,” he said.
The advocate said, “Finally, a case has been registered against DEO Uma Sharma and retired principal Prem Behl.”
Paramjit Sharma said, “I have been harassed over these years for discharging my duties as principal. I have spent all my energy and money in this case.”
The case has been registered under Section 406, 420, 409, 466, 467, 471 and 120-B of the IPC.
Baldev Nagar police station SHO Rajnish Yadav said, “A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated.”