Forged circular: BMTF awaiting statement

The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF), which is probing the complaint filed by K Mathai, Assistant Commissioner (Advertisement) on a forged circular, is awaiting a statement by BBMP Commissioner Lakshminarayana.

A senior BMTF official said that Palike commissioner has signed on both the original and the circular that was said to have been forged. “The probe revealed that a peon from Standing Committee on Appeals had taken the forged circular to the office of the assistant commissioner of advertisement. Interestingly, the original circular had not reached the zones and assistant revenue officers in the city. However, the forged circular was dispatched to all the zones. We have to get the statement of the commissioner on who took the forged circular to him for signature,'' the official said. 

A meeting was held on December 2, 2014 chaired by BBMP Commissioner Lakshminarayana and the decision on five points to curb illegal advertisement hoardings was
taken.

The proceedings of the meeting was marked and a circular was issued. However, Mathai's office received the circular on December 18, 2014 with 13 points, including few favouring illegal advertisement mafia. Mathai filed a complaint with the BMTF on March 7.

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