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Document forgery: cops quiz CCP LDC over missing file




In connection with ongoing probe against Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) councillor Uday Madkaikar and one Geeta Madkaikar for allegedly forging an occupancy certificate, Panaji police on Friday questioned a CCP employee over the missing file.

According to the police, the file pertaining to the application that was made for seeking occupancy certificate from CCP to the third floor of a residential building in Bhatlem is missing. As such the lower division clerk Deepak Satardekar, who is handling the files of the technical section (CCP) was questioned, police said adding that Satardekar has claimed ignorance about the file in question. Police said that Satardekar has been questioned for the second time and that they are looking into his role in connection with the missing file. Earlier, police had conducted searches at CCP wherein a register of occupancy certificates and registered pertaining to inward and outward was attached.

It may be recalled that an FIR was registered following a complaint lodged by CCP commissioner Ajit Roy. Giving details of the case, the police said that in January 2012, Geeta Madkaikar and Uday Madkaikar, both residents of Bhatlem-Panaji, and others with their common intention allegedly counterfeited the occupancy certificate by forging the signature of the then commissioner of CCP Melvyn Vaz. The forged document was used as an occupancy certificate for the third floor of a residential building in Bhatlem with intention to cheat.

The FIR was registered under IPC sections 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), police said.

Fearing arrest in the case, Uday Madkaikar has approached the District and Sessions Court Panaji seeking anticipatory bail.

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