CBI Books Its Deputy Legal Advisor for Forging Appraisal Report
Raizada was booked after it was found that she interpolated signatures of seniors in her appraisal report.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against its own deputy legal advisor (DLA), Beena Raizada, for forging her annual performance appraisal report (APAR), The Times of India reported on Wednesday, 14 November.
Raizada was booked after it was found that she interpolated signatures of the head of branch (HoB), in her APAR which certified her performance as ‘excellent’, even for the period where she was absent from work for 90 days.
The suspicion led the CBI to set up enquiry, following which an FIR was lodged 12 November, The Indian Express reported.
WHAT DOES THE FIR STATE
According to The Indian Express report citing the FIR, it was revealed that Raizada joined the CBI in May 2014 as a senior public prosecutor at the agency’s anti-corruption branch in Patna.
She was soon promoted as Deputy Legal Advisor in Patna and was later posted at Delhi’s Anti-Corruption IV unit, which is currently probing the Vyapam scam.
In the office of Director of Prosecution at CBI Headquarter In Delhi, Raizada personally submitted her APARs for 2014, 2015 and 2016 bearing the signatures of former HoB of CBI’s Patna Anti Corruption Branch, VK Singh under whose command she worked.
When the documents were sent to VK Singh for verification, it was revealed that Singh never signed the APAR. The FIR filed/lodged by CBI which carried Singh’s statement revealed:
“Beena Raizada was not on duty for the period of 90 days during 2014 and 2015 and therefore, there was no question of writing an assessment report in her favour. He (Singh) stated that similarly there was no question of writing assessment report in her favour for the period 2016 since he was repatriated in 2015 to parent department.”
Following the enquiry, Raizada has been charged with cheating, forgery and use of bogus documents by CBI.
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