Police on Friday busted a fake recruitment gang and arrested two persons in this connection in Kathua district.
Mohammad Rafiq and Mohammad Abbas, both residents of Malhar in Billawar belt, were arrested and a computer containing details of several fake appointment orders, selection lists and financial transactions was seized from their possession.
The arrests were made after police intercepted the vehicle of Mohammad Rafiq and seized an appointment order from him during search.
On interrogation, Rafiq disclosed the name of Mohammad Abbas as his associate in the racket who was later arrested from Dewal, police said.
Soon after the arrests, 17 complainants claimed that they had paid money to the tune of Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 for appointment in the army, police said.