UP: BJP leader 'forges' signatures of IAS nephew, arrested

The case dates back to 2020 when IAS officer Abhay Singh registered a cheating complaint against his maternal uncle Ravi Pratap Singh, who forged signatures to secure a loan

Press Trust of India September 13, 2022 17:52:18 IST
UP: BJP leader 'forges' signatures of IAS nephew, arrested

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Pratapgarh: Police officials on Tuesday arrested a BJP leader for allegedly securing a loan of Rs 1.62 crore after forging signatures of his nephew who happened to be an IAS officer in Pratapgarh.

The case dates back to 2020 when IAS officer Abhay Singh registered a cheating complaint against his maternal uncle Ravi Pratap Singh.

The accused, identified as Ravi Pratap Singh, was arrested on Monday evening, Superintendent of Police Satpal Antil said.

In his complaint, Abhay Singh had alleged that his uncle had forged his signature and taken a loan from The Urban Co-operative Bank.

Antil said the signatures were found to be fake during the course of the investigation.

The accused has been sent to jail, he added.

BJP’s Kashi regional unit member and senior party leader Girdhari Singh said Ravi Pratap Singh was an active party leader, but refused to comment on the case.

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