Seven youths were arrested from a hotel at Talaiya locality in Bhopal for trying to join the army on the basis of fake documents, including mark-sheets and ID proofs.
Police were conducting routine checks at hotels and lodges in the city. During the checking on Wednesday, police found seven youths, Santosh Lodhi, 20, Dilip Kumar Verma, 20, Rahul Sharma, 18 and Sumit Sonwaniya, 21, all residents of Bulandshehr district of UP and Sachin Dehram, 20, Deepak Gundiya,18, and Abhay Sharma, 22, all residents of Hapur district of UP, staying in Samrat hotel with IDs having addresses of Bhopal.
The police on finding their Bhopal-based ID proofs became suspicious about them and questioned them about it on which they failed to give satisfactory answers.
They were then taken to the police station. On checking, their mark-sheets, Aaadhaar cards, voter IDs and ration cards were found to be fake.
During interrogation, the seven confessed their documents were fake and were arranged by an agent, Kiran Singh alias Rahul who is absconding.
They said Singh took Rs 4 lakh from each of them and assured them a job as a jawan in the army on the basis of fake documents. The seven had cleared their physical test and had come to Bhopal for documentation work, police added.
“A case has been registered against the seven accused for fraud under relevant sections of IPC. Investigations are on to nab the main accused and agent Kiran Singh who is believed to have got many other youths induct in the army on fake documents,” said police official Faazil.
ENGG STUDENT FOUND DEAD IN HOSTEL ROOM
A first-year student of private engineering college was found dead in suspicious circumstances.
According to police, the body Ujjawal Tiwari, 18, a resident of Bihar, was recovered from a room of the college’s hostel.
Tiwari’s roomate Sarvesh Singh informed the police that Tiwari was fine on Wednesday night. “On Thursday morning, when Singh tried to wake him up, Tiwari didn’t respond. Singh informed the college adminsitration and other students,” said Rajesh Singh, town inspector, Bilkhiriya police station.
“The family members of Tiwari will reach Bhopal on Friday. The autopsy will be done after the consent of the family members. An autopsy will reveal the cause of death.”
A 12-year-old boy allegedly drowned in a water filled pit dug up at a construction site on Thursday at Ayodhya Nagar locality. According to the police, Vikas Rajput, a student of National Public School, had gone out of his house on Thursday at around 4 pm.
He had gone out after informing his parents of going to a nearby shop.
When the boy didn’t return after about one hour, his father, Bansilal Rajput went to search him and found his clothes near a pit at the construction site.Investigation is on.