Youths ‘appointed’ in civil jobs in military areas using fake docus, gang busted

MEERUT: Acting on specific input, a joint team of Military Intelligence and Sadar police station has busted a racket of luring innocent civilians on the pretext of providing them contractual employment with Military Engineer Service (MES) in Meerut by extracting money to the tune of Rs 6 lakh per candidate.
Sources said Military Intelligence is also probing the role of any insider in the racket.

One Ravi Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, was arrested in this connection while two others — Satpal and Kamal — are currently on the run, said police sources, adding that the trio had duped more than 20 civilians, so far.
Prima facie, the culprits used to prepare fake recruitment documents and identity cards with Indian Army’s official rubber stamps on them and had even ‘employed’ candidates with MES for more than four months inside the Cantonment, said police sources.

The candidates were chosen from other stations, and upon asking questions, the candidates would be threatened by the accused, who would also keep their original documents until the full payment was made. Once the payment was made, the accused would change their contact numbers, leaving the candidates in a lurch, said police sources divulging the gang’s modus operandi.
Notably, the candidates’ salaries were also promised after four months, but would never be given. The case has highlighted the vulnerability of the military’s sensitive locations that can be accessed by any person with a fake identity card.

According to sources in the Army, there are a few departments in the Army where civilians are employed and MES is one of them.
“The thugs managing to get these youths working at one of the pump houses run by MES is a matter of concern,” said sources.

According to sources in the Army, there are a few departments in the Army where civilians are employed and MES is one of them.

“The thugs managing to get these youths working at one of the pump houses run by MES is a matter of concern,” said sources.
According to Dinesh Chandra, station house officer, Sadar police station, “We arrested Ravi on Tuesday from the Cantonment area and booked him under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 467 (forgery), 471 (forged document used as original) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). We seized from his possession a laptop, documents with fake stamps, passbooks of various banks, fake Aadhaar cards, etc.”

Source: Timesofindia