Two UP Children Are 'Over 100 Years Old'. Court Orders Probe

A court in Bareilly last week ordered the police to file a case against a village development officer and a village head who allegedly issued the wrong documents after the children's family refused to shell out a bribe.

Two UP Children Are 'Over 100 Years Old'. Court Orders Probe

2 children in UP were registered as 102 and 104 years old in their birth certificates (Representational)

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh:

Two-year-old Sanket and four-year-old Shubh in Uttar Pradesh were registered as 102 and 104 in their birth certificates, allegedly because their parents did not pay bribe to officials.

A court in Bareilly last week ordered the police to file a case against a village development officer and a village head who allegedly issued the wrong documents after the children's family refused to shell out a bribe.

The children's uncle, Pawan Kumar, had gone to court alleging that the birth certificates of his nephews Shubh and Sanket listed wrong years of birth, police officer Tejpal Singh said.

Village Development Officer Sushil Chand Agnihotri and head Pravin Misra were accused of demanding Rs 500 for each birth certificate; Pawan Kumar said he had applied for the certificates online two months ago, the police said.

When he refused to give the bribe, the years of birth were given as June 13, 1916 and January 6, 1918 on the certificates, instead of 2016 and 2018, Mr Kumar said in court.

The police said the court issued an order for action on January 17, which is being processed.
 

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