Karimpur, Aug. 12: Nadia police have started a case against principal and lecturer of a teachers’ training college allegedly for using forged certificate and mark sheet to get job. Police have also included three officials of a trustee board that runs the college accusing them of making conspiracy as they allegedly indulged in corrupt practices by appointing the two teachers despite knowing that the documents submitted by them are fake and forged ones.
A case (138 of 2017) has been started at Karimpur police station under section 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged document as genuine) and 120B (conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code on the basis of a complaint lodged by Bhismadeb Sarkar, a farmer against principal Anish Majumdar (42), lecturer Madhabi Lata Mandal (36) of Nazirpur Teachers’ Training College as well as against and Tapas Mandal, chairman of Ambedkar Foundation, a trustee board, which runs the college and its secretary Babulal Mandal and trustee member Swapan Mandal on the basis of a query under right to information act made by a local lawyer that revealed the experience certificate of the principal and the MEd mark sheet submitted by the lecturer were fake.
An Investigating officer of Karimpur police station said: “We have started a case for forgery against the two teachers and the three officials for conspiracy as it appears that the trio had clear knowledge that the fake certificates submitted by the two accused teachers”.
Nadia police superintendent Sheesh Ram Jhajharia said: “The investigation is in very primary stage so it would be too early to make any comment on the matter”.
Complainant Bhismadeb Sarkar is one of the donors who helped financially to build the Nazirpur Teachers’ Training College, located in Nazirpur on Krishnanagar-Karimpur road that provides diploma in elementary education (D El Ed).
West Bengal Board of Primary Education’ (WBBPE) issues the notification every year for admission into institutions recognized by the National Council of Technical Education (NCTE) to pursue ‘Diploma in Elementary Education’ (D.El.Ed).
Bhismadeb Sarkar said: “I lodged the complaint as it is quite shocking to see that officials of college involved in corruption. I with the help of my lawyer friend made a query under RTI act after some trustee members became suspicious about the authenticity of the documents submitted by some teachers. It is quite clear to me that the secretary of the college is involved in mal practices”
Lawyer Bibekananda Bandopadhyay said: “Some well wishers raised doubts about credibility of the two teachers of the college after which I made a query under RTI Act. I sought informationfrom Katwa College & Kalyani University, who confirmed that the experience certificate of the principal and the mark sheet of the lecturer are fake and false”.
Sources said Principal Anish Majumdar, a resident of Rampurhat in Birbhum, submitted an experience certificate issued by Katwa College in which it was shown that he worked there for 6-years 1-month 13-days. But, Katwa College principal Nirmalendu Sarkar in a written statement said that no such certificate was issued in favour of Anish Mandal at all and he worked for only about 16 months in two phases on contract basis during 2004-2006.
On the other hand, teacher Madhabi Lata Mandal, a resident of Jalangi in Murshidabad, submitted a mark sheet of her M Ed examination. In which she was shown passed in first class. But, in reply to query under RTI Act, the Kalyani University authority confirmed that the said mark sheet is “fake and false”
Registrar and information officer of Kalyani University professor Debanshu Roy said: “It was really a shocking to find that the mark sheet of Madhabilata Mandal is a fake. We will take legal action against it”.
Accused Principal Anish Majumdar said: “I am no more associated with the said college”. But, when asked does it exempt him of the allegations, Majumadar disconnected the phone. Other accused Madhabi Lata Mandal remained incommunicado. She did not reply to the text message sent to her mobile.
Chairman Tapas Mandal refused to talk on the matter claiming the matter being subjudice one. He just said: “Nothing illegal was done”. On the other hand secretary Babulal Mandal refused to talk over phone. “Meet me with prior appointment and then only I will talk”, he said precisely before disconnecting the phone.
An officer of the Karimpur police station said: “We have started investigation. We would soon summon all the five accused for interrogation and initiate further action based on its outcome”