Retired IPS officer booked for fraud
By: A Correspondent
He allegedly cheated a man by taking a cheque of R18 lakh on the premise of selling a property, and then later tried to encash it after tampering it
The Criminal Investigation Department has booked a cheating case against a retired IPS officer, who allegedly tampered a bank cheque worth Rs 18 lakh by promising his victim a site in the city.
Jayapraksh V Nayak, who retired in December 2010 as Additional Commandant General with the Home Guards, had allegedly committed the manipulation while he was the Inspector General of Police.
Cop in the net: The CID had forwarded this complaint to DG and IGP Ajai Kumar Singh, and he in turn, asked CID to investigate the matter. REPRESENTATION PIC
The victim, identified as Kamath, had complained to the Home department in 2010 against Nayak, that he had tampered the cheque and produced it for encashment. Suspecting foul play, the bank returned the cheque. As instructed by the bank, Kamath had lodged a complaint before the Home Department, sources said.
Kamath had given the cheque to Nayak after he was allegedly promised to get a site in Bangalore for Rs 18 lakh in 2005. "But I didn't get what I was promised.
Neither did Nayak return the cheque. Instead, he tampered the year 2005 to 2009 on the cheque, and produced it at the bank," said Kamath. Following this, Kamath filed a complaint with the home department.
"The department had forwarded this complaint to DG and IGP Ajai Kumar Singh, and he asked the CID to investigate the matter. The agency observed that the prima facie was apparently proved and submitted its interim report back to the department," a source said.
If the allegations are proved it is considered as a violation of Service Conduct Rules of a Government Servant. "The cheque has been sent to a Question Document examination of the Forensic Science Laboratory to prove whether it was tampered or not.
If proven, then the officer can also be booked under a criminal case," the source addded. Nayak refused the allegations, claiming he was neither aware of such an incident nor knew anyone by the name Kamath.