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5 people arrested with fake cast certificates

Berhampur (Odisha), Jan 14, 2014

Five persons, including a woman teacher and her father, were arrested in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on charges of forging their caste certificates and getting Government benefits.

Police said Debendra Pradhan, a retired teacher and his daughter Raisa Pradhan, a teacher in Kalinga nodal upper primary school, Kameswara Malick, 60, and his two brothers Alakash and Ispan of Dakabadu village, were the five accused of having created forged documents. Kandhamal Superintendent of police, K V Singh said that they were arrested on the basis of FIR lodged by district welfare officer (DWO), Kandhamal. The DWO lodged an FIR after the State level scrutiny committee (SLSC), inquiring into the fake caste certificate issue confirmed the forgery.


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