PATHLAIYA: Police on Wednesday detained Asmahamad Ansari, VDC Secretary of Ratanpuri, Bara for issuing a fake birth certificate to Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as the Little Buddha.
VDC Secretary Ansari is accused of recommending citizenship certificate to Bamjan by forging a birth certificate in the name of Dharma Sangh, a body formed for his protection.
According to CDO Birendra Kumar Yadav of Bara, Ansari has been handed over to the district police office for necessary investigation in connection with the birth certificate forgery case, against which Bamjan’s family had moved the administration.
Ansari has pleaded guilty.
Born on April 9, 1990, Bamajan’s birth was registered in the name of Ramlal about 17 years ago. But, about two months ago, the dharma sangh made a fake birth registration under its name from Ratanpuri. Ever since the forged birth certificate was made, the sangh has been demanding that Bamjan be issued a citizenship certificate on the basis of his recent birth registration.
To press for the fulfilment of their demand, the sangh has also hit the street of late. Yesterday, police clashed with Bamjan’s supporters who were obstructing the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section, which left some of Bamjan’s supporters and security personnel injured.