Pune: Fencing Association of India’s former secretary Ashok Dudhare and his accomplice have been booked by Yerawada police on charges of forgery and cheating after they submitted a fake certificate while seeking a government job of Inspector in the state tax department under sports quota.
Vijay Santan, acting Deputy Director of the Directorate of Sports and Youth Services in Pune has filed a complaint in this regard at Yerawada police station. Police lodged the FIR against Dudhare and another suspect Tushar Chaudhary, a resident of Patkul, Mohol in Solapur district, based on this complaint.
The suspects have been booked under section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (punishment for forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. According to police, Chaudhary was trying to get a job as an inspector in the state tax department. Since there was a quota for sportsperson reserved for government jobs, Chaudhary was trying to get a certificate of proficiency to present himself as a national level fencing player.
Chaudhary prepared a fake certificate for the same stating that he represented Maharashtra state at a national-level fencing competition in 2018. Meanwhile, Dudhare also issued a fake sportsperson certificate to Chaudhary which was submitted by him at the office of the Directorate of Sports and Youth Services in Pune for authentication.
During the document verification, it was revealed that Chaudhary did not participate in the national level fencing team from Maharashtra. The Manipur team had won a gold medal, while Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh teams had won silver and bronze medals respectively in this competition. It was also revealed that Dudhare had prepared and submitted an affidavit without verifying the documents of Chaudhary. Assistant Police Inspector Sameer Karpe is investigating.