Jul 13, 2021, 12:47PM ISTSource: TOI.in

An IAS officer was arrested in Indore late Saturday night, on the complaint of a judge, for allegedly forging two court orders related to a case against him for alleged ‘criminal intimidation’ of a woman. Santosh Verma, 51, is accused of using the forged documents to get promoted from state cadre to IAS. It’s the first time that an IAS officer has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh on such a charge. The complaint against the bureaucrat was filed by judicial magistrate (first class) Bijendra Singh Rawat, who was hearing the criminal intimidation case against him, SP Ashutosh Bagri told TOI. Verma, an additional commissioner with urban administration department, was arrested by MG Road police after 12 hours of sustained interrogation. “He had produced forged orders for his promotion to IAS cadre. But on the date mentioned in the orders, the judge was on leave,” SP Bagri said. The IAS officer was produced before a local court on Sunday and judge Dilip Parmar remanded him in police custody till July 14.