HC relief to NPS over forgery of minority certificate

 The high court on Wednesday quashed the FIR registered against National Public School (NPS) for forging the minority status certificates.

Justice Anand Byrareddy quashed the FIR on the grounds that the official whose signature was said to be forged had not raised any dispute so far. The FIR against NPS was filed on the basis of a complaint filed by Vivekananda, Block Education Officer, Mysuru, who accused the school of forging the signature of Sandeep Jain, deputy secretary, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions. NPS moved the court for quashing of the FIR and challenging the disaffiliation of its school from the CBSE.

Justice Byrareddy quashed the criminal proceedings on the grounds that the signatory (Jain) had not raised any dispute about the forgery of the signature. Secondly, the judge observed, NPS has not taken any benefit from the certificate that was allegedly issued to it.

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