Faking President’s order to stop demolition of building; one more arrested from Kannur
Kannur: One more arrested in connection with the case for forging an order in the name of the President of the country. The arrested is identified as PPM Ummerkutty. He is the brother of the first accused PPM Ashraf. He was absconding. Ashraf, a native of Kozhikode Eranhipalam and a retired SBT official, was arrested earlier.
The Kannur Corporation secretary had issued a notice to Ummerkutty stating that a building owned by him in the Kannur Fort road should be demolished as it violates construction rules. However, Ummerkutty handed over a Presidential order to the Municipal Secretary stating that the Corporation had no authority to issue such a notice and the action was illegal. After reading the fake order, the secretary informed the police about the same.
Ummerkutty had earlier sent a copy of the order to the Additional Chief Secretary, Government Secretary and the Collector. This fake order entitled "Presidential Decree" stated that municipal rules passed without the authorisation of the cabinet are illegal and will not exist. Growing suspicious over this, ACP PP Sadanandan questioned Ummer Kutty's brother Ashraf and the fraud came to light.
Ashraf filed a complaint in the President's public complaint platform Citizen Portal and also uploaded a fake order from the President as a response to his complaint. With this, anyone who checks the website could see this answer. Ashraf told police that he was a constitutional expert and the president of the All India Citizens Forum. In further investigation, it was found that he was a bank employee.