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Man sends forged letter to Sibal in minister's name

First published: August 27, 2012, 6:35 PM IST | Updated: August 27, 2012
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Man sends forged letter to Sibal in minister's name
An FIR in this regard was registered last week after a complaint filed by the Director of Vigilance Department in Commerce Ministry.

New Delhi: An unidentified person had sent a letter to Telecom and HRD Minister Kapil Sibal using a forged letter head of Commerce Minister Anand Sharma in March and efforts are on to trace him, police said on Monday.

An FIR in this regard was registered last week after a complaint filed by the Director of Vigilance Department in the Ministry of Commerce.

In the complaint, the senior official said an unknown person had sent a letter to Sibal using a letter head which said Sharma was a state foreign minister.

"The imposter has used a letter head mentioning Anand Sharma's designation as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and State Foreign Minister, Government of India in a letter dated January 21, 2012, which re affirms its forged nature," the complaint said.

Sharma has been the Commerce Ministry since 2009, prior to which he was Minister of State for External Affairs.

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