Neyyattinkara: A Kerala government employee has been arrested for filing a fake affidavit with the Kerala Public Service Commission to prevent his neighbour from getting a better job than him. G Akhil, a last-grade employee attached to the Kozhikode district court, is accused of impersonating as his neighbour and close relative Anil Raj, who topped the official recruiter's rank list.
Anil Raj was worried about the delay in receiving an appointment memo even after excelling in the special recruitment drive for clerks in the government-owned companies, corporations and boards. He was shocked to learn that the PSC had received a letter from him in which he had refused to take up the job 'because he had received a better offer elsewhere'.
Anil Raj went straight to the police. An investigation led to 24-year-old Akhil, who initially feigned ignorance on the matter. He later confessed when the police confronted him with evidence. He said that he was jealous of his neighbour receiving a better job than him. They were classmates too.
Claiming to be Anil Raj, Akhil had written to the PSC, saying that he was not expecting an advice memo as he had received another offer. He also produced a notary affidavit and a gazetted officer's certificate.
The accused was presented before a magistrate.
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