In a startling revelation, Crime Branch Jammu, in a status report filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Jammu, has confirmed that the experience certificate used by Dr Sagar S Ghadage while obtaining Rs 4 crore contract to carry out the work of ABC (Animal Birth Control) Programme of stray dogs in all the 71 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation, was not issued by the Secretary, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Udgir District Latur (Maharashtra).
The status report was filed by the Crime Branch Jammu in a complaint filed by Hem Lata Karki, Animal Welfare Activist wherein she has sought appropriate directions to the SSP Crime Branch Jammu to register an FIR against Dr Sagar S Ghadage who furnished fake experience certificate while obtaining the contract and also against the officers/officials of JMC who facilitated the award of contract.
Earlier, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jammu Ashwani Kumar Sharma had directed Senior Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Jammu to file a detailed report regarding the steps taken to ascertain the genuineness of the experience certificate dated March 22, 2016 allegedly issued by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Udgir District Latur (Maharashtra) in favour of Dr Sagar S Ghadage.
As per the status report, keeping in view the seriousness of the matter a letter was written to Municipal Commissioner Jammu regarding the authentication of the experience certificate submitted by Dr Sagar S Ghadage and the details of the officer /officials who have been authorized by the JMC for tendering of ABC/ARV of stray dogs but the reply is still awaited.
“The preliminary verification was submitted to Crime Headquarters on September 20, 2018 for accord of approval of the registration of the case”, the report said.
After considering the status report of the Crime Branch, the Chief Judicial Magistrate disposed of the complaint.