For 23 years, a cop has worked in a department with forged documents.

Pankesh Tandel allegedly submitted fake degree certificates to join Diu police . Tandel was recruited as a sub-inspector and later promoted to inspector .

Rajkot: For more than two decades, he admired the khaki and earned a job in the picturesque island of Diu.But police inspector Pankesh Tandels career came to a halt after it was revealed that he allegedly submitted fake degree certificates and other documents to join the department about 23 years ago.In an order issued on May 14, Union Territory deputy inspector general Vikramjit Singh ordered police Tandel to be suspended pending department investigation in light of the above-mentioned accusation made against him.Tandel was then recruited as a police sub-inspector and later promoted to inspector, according to Diu superintendent of police.

Kumar said that we will take appropriate steps as soon as we get a clarification (in the matter).Tandel has been forbidden from leaving Diu without seeking permission under the suspension order.He has also been the subject of a departmental probe.