Delhi Police arrest Mastermind of fake Army recruitment racket

Delhi Police arrest Mastermind of fake Army recruitment racket


The accused was heading an interstate racket that promised rural youths jobs with the Indian Territorial Army, Indian Railways and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). 

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The victims had undergone fake physical & medical tests.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arrests revealed that serving and retired army officials were part of the racket
  • Mastermind said he got involved in duping people a few years ago to make easy money
  • He engaged serving and retired officers to get access to the cantonment area in Delhi

Delhi Police have arrested the alleged mastermind of the fake Indian Territorial Army recruitment racket from Haridwar. The accused has been identified as Yogender alias Bunty (39), a resident of Charkhi Dadri in Haryana.

The accused was heading an interstate racket that promised rural youths jobs with the Indian Territorial Army, Indian Railways and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The matter came to light when Sudheer, a resident of Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, registered a case in May. In the complaint he alleged that the accused had cheated him and others by promising them jobs with the territorial army. Sudheer had been cheated of Rs 5 lakh.

The victims were subjected to fake physical tests and medical examination at the army grounds and Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt. area. Similarly, fake interviews were also conducted by the accused. Forged appointment/joining letters were issued to the victims and they were sent to distant places for duty. When they landed at the venue they realised that they had been cheated, said the complaint.

Those arrested have been identified as Amit Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Pradeep, Devender and Sandeep. The arrests revealed that serving and retired army officials were part of the racket.

A tip-off was received that Yogender used to roam the ghats in Haridwar disguised as a holy man wearing saffron robe. He was then arrested.

During interrogation, he said that a few years ago, he got involved in duping people to make easy money. He engaged serving and retired officers to get access to the cantonment area in Delhi, the police said.

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