Woman accuses Mussoorie academy officials of issuing fake ID
Dehradun: The alleged security breach in Mussoorie’s prestigious National Academy got murkier today with the woman, who stayed there masquerading as an IAS probationer for over six months, accusing a Deputy Director of issuing her a fake ID card in return for money to facilitate her stay.
The woman, named Ruby Chaudhry, said she was not at fault as she had been issued a fake ID card by the official of Lal Bahadur Shastri Administrative Academy, to facilitate her stay there.
She also accused him of taking a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from her in three instalments for issuing her the ID card on the basis of which she stayed there for over six months.
Chaudhary claimed she had been assured the job of a librarian there in exchange for Rs 20 lakh, out of which she had already paid Rs 5 lakh and was planning to pay him the rest of the amount by arranging it from friends and relatives.
Uttarakhand DGP B S Sidhu said an SIT headed by a woman SP-CID officer, S Ansari, has been constituted to look into the case and a clearer picture would emerge only after two-three days.
“The charges levelled by the woman are serious and they will have to investigated… It will not be proper for me to comment on the allegations made by her,” the DGP said.
Chaudhary who has been booked under sections 420/467/468/471 of the IPC has been taken into custody and is being interrogated.
The LBSNAA grabbed headlines yesterday when the news about the stay of a woman there on the basis of a fake ID card came to light with the Academy lodging an FIR at Mussoorie police station in this regard on Tuesday evening.
The academy authorities learnt about the woman and her prolonged stay at the institute when she had already left it on March 27, Dehradun SSP Pushpak Jyoti told PTI.
The matter came to light when administrative officer of the institute Satyavir Singh lodged an FIR in this connection, the SSP said.
According to the FIR, the woman arrived at the academy on September 20 introducing?herself as a trainee IAS officer and stayed there for a little over six months before mysteriously disappearing on March 27, the official said.
The identity of the woman was suspected by the academy authorities only after she had left the institute, he said.
As per the FIR Chaudhary hails from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
The SSP said a special team headed by Mussoorie police inspector Chandan Singh Bisht has been constituted to find out how she gained entry into the high security academy and managed to stay there for so long without the knowledge of the authorities.
It is also being investigated what was the purpose of her stay at the academy which is among the top targets of terrorists.
During her stay at the academy Chaudhary frequented the library.
Documents seized from the room where she stayed are being closely investigated, he said, adding the team constituted by Uttarakhand police will first interrogate Satyavir Singh who lodged the FIR in this connection.