Published On: Sun, May 17th, 2015

Fake IAS officer case: Ruby Chaudhry gets bail

Dehradun: Ruby Chaudhry, who stayed at Mussoorie’s Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration illegally by posing as an IAS trainee, was on Saturday granted bail by a local court here.

Fake IAS officer Ruby Chaudhry got bail.

Fake IAS officer Ruby Chaudhry got bail.

The court of Dehradun District Sessions Judge R D Paliwal granted bail to Ruby against two sureties and a bail bond of Rs 30,000.

Ruby was sent into judicial custody on April 4. Defence Lawyer Rajeev Raturi argued that the prosecution had failed to establish in front of the court that Ruby forged documents to ensure her stay in the IAS Academy.

Ruby, who hails from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, had gained entry to the prestigious IAS training academy in Mussoorie by using a fake I-card. She had stayed at LBSNAA for over six months before mysteriously disappearing on March 27 after the staff at the institute become suspicious about her and began asking questions.

Ruby was arrested on April 3 under Sections 420 (cheating, dishonesty), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the IPC.

Ruby has reportedly accused LBSNAA’s Deputy Director Saurabh Jain of issuing her a fake ID card to facilitate her stay at the academy and taking bribe of Rs. five lakhs to get her a job.

Facing the heat for not taking any action against the senior officers of the IAS Academy, the Uttarakhand Police even wanted to skip an investigation mid-way and recommended a CBI probe be conducted into the unauthorised stay of Ruby at the IAS training academy in Mussoorie for over six months masquerading as a probationer.

However, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat refused to CBI probe and asked the special investigation team of the Uttarakhand Police of Ruby’s case to carry on with the investigation.

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