Private agency in the dock as document fraud surfaces
| Saturday | 13th October, 2018
The alleged trickery came to light when officials of the Town Planning Department re-examined a completion certificate which was returned by the Revenue Department citing serious flaws.
The Town Planning Department took up the issue as the forged documents carried the signatures and office seals of all authorised signatories.
Meanwhile, Revenue Department sources said that the trickery was adopted by the agency as the corporation authorities were quite firm on taking action against unauthorised constructions within the city limits.
A police investigation is on into the suspected forging of a number of building completion certificates in the name of the Town Planning Department and its unlawful submission to the Revenue Department for securing building numbers.
The police said that they had incriminating evidence that the certificates had been forged by a private agency that prepared building plans for the owners and approached the corporation for processing the building number request.