Congress MP's signature forged

Congress MP's signature forged

A Congress member of Parliament has approached Delhi Police after a person hailing from Bangalore allegedly forged his signature to seek membership to a council of the Union Steel Ministry.

Khiladi Lal Bairwa is the Lok Sabha MP from Karauli Dholpur constituency in Rajasthan.

He told police that K V S N Murthy, a resident of Mathikere in Bangalore, has written a letter seeking appointment as member on the ministry’s Steel Consumers’ Council (SCC). One of the documents submitted by Murthy allegedly carried the MP’s forged signature. Bairwa got to know about this when the ministry contacted him for verification, he told police.

The SCC consists of representatives of the government, producers and consumers of iron and steel, construction and related-industries. Its objective is to advise and assist the Central government on matters relating to supply, availability, quality and market trends for iron and steel.

A case has been registered against Murthy over Bairwa’s complaint at Tughlak Road police station and an investigation taken up. The charges are of cheating, forgery for purpose of cheating, and using as genuine a forged document under sections 420, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code.

A senior police official said the matter is being probed and the culprit would be nabbed soon.

“We had received the complaint from Bairwa on Tuesday. As Murthy hails from Karnataka, it will take some time to crack the case. But all efforts are on to nab the accused as early as possible,” the official said.

Bairwa, 48, who hails from Karauli district in Rajasthan, was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 and is also a member of Standing Committee on Railways since August 31, 2009, and Standing Committee on Petitions since September 23, 2009.