In a major development, a man has been sentenced to an astonishing 110 years of rigorous imprisonment for his role in forging job appointments in the Madhya Pradesh high court. Purushottam Pasi, the convict, was found guilty of providing fake appointment letters to at least 15 individuals after extorting money from them, ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 30,000 each.
The prosecution revealed that Pasi had handed out forged appointment letters to a total of 100 people, but only 15 cases were presented in court. Additional district & sessions judge Abhishek Saxena took action against Pasi, handing him five years of rigorous imprisonment for each case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), as well as three years each under sections 467 and 471 of the IPC. The judge confirmed that the sentences would be served consecutively, meaning that Pasi’s jail term totals a shocking 110 years. Additionally, Pasi has been fined Rs 15,000.
According to the prosecution, Pasi deceived 100 individuals by promising them employment within the Madhya Pradesh high court. Working in collaboration with a female accomplice, he fabricated appointment letters to lure victims into his scam. The fraud was only discovered when the victims attempted to commence their new jobs at the high court and were informed of the forgery. Some of the victims filed a complaint, leading to the registration of a case against Pasi and his female partner at Cantonment police station on December 18, 2013. However, the woman was acquitted by the court due to a lack of evidence.