Mapusa Police have filed a case of forgery against former minister Dayanand Narvekar more than a month after a complaint was filed against him by Dr. Shekhar Salkar who was the vice-president of Goa Cricket Association.
Dr. Salkar in his complaint alleged that Dayanand and his wife Sushma with malafide intentions registered the birth of their son Ganeshraj for a second time in order to reduce his age so that he is eligible to play in the Under-15 cricket team of Goa Cricket Association.
According to the complaint, Ganeshraj’s birth was first registered with the Registrar of Births at Pilerne Panchayat showing his date of birth as 28th February 1993 and place of birth as Chodankar Nursing Home.
However, subsequently when Dayanand was a minister, he and his wife reportedly swore an affidavit before the Executive Magistrate at Mapusa stating that the child was born at home and accordingly got an order directing the Registrar of Births at Mapusa to register the birth of the child under the name Ganesh and 1st September 1993 as the date of birth.
This manipulation has enabled Ganesh Raj to play in the under-15 team even though he is actually over age.
Besides, Dr. Salkar alleged that by registering the birth in two different names – Ganeshraj and Ganesh – Dayanand has broken the Board of Control for Cricket in India rule of not permitting any player to play more than twice in Polly Umrigar Cricket Tournament where his son has played thrice. While twice he was registered as Ganeshraj and the third time as Ganesh.
Although the complaint was lodged nearly a month back, the Police registered the case on Friday evening after Dr. Salkar kept following up on his complaint.
Meanwhile, Dayanand Narvekar was reported in the local media claiming to have no knowledge absolutely about the registration of his son’s birth at Mapusa and insisted that the birth was registered at the Pilerne panchayat.