Bengaluru, Dec 28, 2018 : CBI today arrested a man and his accomplice for allegedly forging the signature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
CBI sources said Swaraj Kumar Roy and his accomplice Suvendu Kumar Barman were arrested after questioning.
A CBI spokesperson said a case was registered against Mr Roy, a resident of Bokaro in Jharkhand, for allegedly forging PM Modi’s signature.
"The allegations pertain to forgery of signatures of the Prime Minister of India on a letter purportedly issued by the PMO to the said accused for arranging classical music programme on upcoming Independence Day (2015)," she said.
Mr Roy had allegedly forged the signature and sent the letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, which swung into action and referred the matter to CBI, the sources said.
"Searches were conducted in Bokaro (Jharkhand) and Bishnupur of Bankura district (West Bengal) at the premises of the accused which led to the recovery of large number of incriminating forged documents and articles relating to forgery of the signatures of the Prime Minister of India," she said.
"The arrested accused were produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Saket Courts, New Delhi and were remanded in police custody till July 27, 2016," the spokesperson said.