New Delhi: With the arrest of three persons, the Delhi police crime branch has busted a racket of fake Territorial Army recruitment.
The accused have been identified as Amit Kumar alias Amit Fauji (31), Sunil Kumar (32), and Devender (39).
Specific information was received by the crime branch that members of a racket involved in fake recruitment in Territorial Army were active in Delhi and Haryana.
In pursuance of the said information, a written complaint by one of the victims, Sudheer (21), was received by the crime branch on May 1.
Two other victims of this racket also approached the crime branch with similar grievances. The complainant stated that sometime in June-July, 2017, one Sunil Jogi of his village had introduced him to one Pradeep, who induced him by offering employment in Territorial Army for the post of GD and demanded Rs 5 lakh for the same.
The accused took the complainant to Delhi and introduced him to Amit at the Army unit. Thereafter, the alleged persons took Rs 5 lakh in cash from the complainant on various occasions in June, July, and August 2017 on the pretext of physical test, medical test, interview, and final selection.
Subsequently, Pardeep gave a joining letter dated August 2017 to the victim. Later, the joining letter was taken back from the complainant on the pretext of providing joining in Bangalore instead of Delhi.
The complainant, along with a relative and another victim, went to Bangalore to join his duty on November 11, 2017, at the instance of Pradeep. However, on reaching Bangalore no one came to receive the complainant as assured by the accused, who had switched off his mobile phone by then.
“The two other victims, Tilak Raj and Suraj, both residents of Jhajjar in Haryana, also corroborated similar allegations against this gang and confirmed that each of them was cheated of Rs 3 lakh. These victims belong to poor families. They were desperately looking for employment in the Indian Army. A case was registered in this regard at the crime branch in Delhi.
Further investigation is in progress to nab the other accused involved in this racket,” said DCP (STARS and STF) G. Ram Gopal Naik.
The alleged took Rs 5 lakh in cash from the complainant on various occasions in June, July, and August 2017 on the pretext of medical test, interview, and final selection assets, income.