Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notice to former BJP minister in PK Dhumal previous Govt and MLA from Chintpurni assembly segment Parveen Sharma and his wife Anita Devi on a petition alleging that they submitted forged certificates in October 2000 to get her a job of a crafts teacher.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Dharam Chand Chaudhary has issued notice to Parveen Sharma, and his wife on a petition filed by Kuldeep Dogra seeking inquiry by an independent agency into the allegation and directed them to file reply by September 21.

In the petition Kuldeep Dogra alleged that Anita Devi was more than 40 years of age at the time of recruitment whereas the upper age limit for the post was 38 years. It alleged that a forged employment certificate identity card was submitted with application form as the card was of one Anita, daughter of Lal Chand, whereas Anita Devi is daughter of Om Parkash. He also alleged that accused had attached false experience certificate with the application as the panchayat samiti Amb had informed under RTI that no sewing and stitching centre was opened or functioning in 1997-98 in Chaproh (Chintpurni) panchayat. Dogra alleged that he had approached the state government but no action was taken by the government till date.