Beware of my nephew: Sr excise official alerts people

Gwalior/Bhopal: A Facebook post by an officer of the additional commissioner stature has created a furore after he alerted people against his nephew, who he said was taking money fraudulently based on the credibility that this senior officer enjoys.

Shivraj Singh

Additional commissioner (excise department) Shivraj Singh was earlier posted as additional collector Gwalior and additional commissioner Gwalior Municipal Corporation.

His nephew Janved Dhakad, who lives in Gwalior, has been misusing Singh’s name to take money from people. Janved, his sister’s son, has been creating trouble for Singh for quite sometime.

In a post on social media, Singh wrote that he learnt from some well-wishers that his nephew has been taking money from people to ‘get things done’ and clarified that he has no connection to it.

Now, cops are trying to ascertain since when Janved has been cheating people. Janved hails from Shivpuri but has been staying in Gwalior for a long time. Fed up of his fraudulent ways, Singh decided to expose him on social media.

Singh enjoys the reputation of being an honest officer, but his relatives have tarnished this image from time to time.

In the Facebook post, Singh wrote that Janved has been cheating people after promising to get some of their work done (on account of his ‘privileged’ relationship with his uncle) or in the name of getting them employed, throwing his weight around.

Clearing his stand, Singh said he has nothing to do with any financial transaction done by his nephew or any other relative by misusing his name.