The IRS officer Navaneet Kumar alias Rajesh Kumar Sharma booked for using fake identity to clear the India’s most demanding and one of the toughest exams UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The CBI (Central Bureau Investigation) lodged two separate FIRs against an IRS (Indian Revenue Services) officer and five employees of Patna GPO over Criminal Conspiracy, Cheating by impersonation and Forgery.
The agency booked Navaneet Kumar who is currently posted in Kolkata as deputy Commissioner in CGST & Central Exercise on the charges of using fake identity of another person, five years junior to him to appear in UPSC exam in 2007. Navneet Kumar alias Rajesh Kumar Sharma cleared UPSC in 2008 is a resident of Chanpatia in west Champaran of Bihar. He has submitted fake date of birth and educational certificate to qualify prestigious exam (UPSC).
In FIR it has been mentioned that Navneet Kumar is suspected to be Rajesh Kumar Sharma, who became overage for the examination in 2007 and used the identity of Navneet Kumar to qualify civil services examination.
The CBI has made allegations on IRS Officer that “ When Rajesh Kumar Sharma got over aged for the UPSC examination, he changed his identity and obtained certificate in the name of Navneet Kumar, keeping father’s name and address same of Rajesh Kumar Sharma.” The CBI has also found that Kumar has not submitted any date of birth certificate and intermediate certificate passed by him in 2003.
CBI told that “It is Prima Facie criminal act of use of forged documents as genuine, change of identity for cheating in conspiracy with unknown public servants who might have helped in the act getting government job by assuming a new identity to overcome restraint of being overage and against unknown private persons.”