Maharashtra Government Investigates Fake Signatures Scandal

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A serious scandal has surfaced in Maharashtra as fake signatures and seals bearing the name of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde have been discovered. The state government has taken quick action by launching a thorough investigation into the matter.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar assured the Legislative Assembly that strong measures would be taken against those responsible for this deceitful activity.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar revealed that several documents, supposedly signed and sealed by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, were found in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The state government has promptly filed a First Information Report (FIR) with the Mumbai police. Efforts are underway to identify the culprits behind this fraudulent act, with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar ensuring that accountability will be upheld. The issue was raised in the Legislative Assembly by Leader of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar, highlighting the seriousness of this scandal.

On Wednesday, the office of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde lodged a formal complaint with the Marine Drive police station regarding the unauthorized use of fake stamps and signatures on multiple applications.

In response, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) clarified that documents bearing the Chief Minister’s signature and seals are usually processed through the Chief Minister’s secretariat before being forwarded to relevant administrative departments. Recent revelations have exposed the forgery of signatures and seals on around 10–12 letters, prompting immediate action and informing higher authorities of the situation. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has been briefed on the matter and has given it utmost attention.

A spokesperson from the CMO stressed the importance of increased caution and vigilance among CMO staff. It is expected that the perpetrators will soon be identified and brought to justice with the help of law enforcement agencies.