Calcutta, Sept. 19: The home-guard from Birbhum who was arrested in connection with a transfer racket has confessed to having forged the signatures of a deputy inspector-general, police said today.
The forged documents were used to transfer home-guards to districts of their choice in lieu of money.
Dilip Sen has apparently told the police that he forged the papers with the help of an employee of the police directorate and an outsider who operated as the middleman.
Sen, who was arrested along with two others, was brought to the city from Birbhum for interrogation.
“A hunt is on to track down the middleman. Apart from him, Arun Ray — an employee of the police directorate — was involved in the racket. We will take necessary action against him,” said D.P. Tarenia, deputy inspector-general (administration). Ray is now on leave.
Sen was taken to the directorate and asked to identify those who were involved in the racket. The police said Sen and his associates had managed to transfer at least 19 home-guards.