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Army recruitment scam: two personnel in question

jaipur Updated: Jul 15, 2009 16:42 IST
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Two defence personnel, including a major, are suspected to be involved in an Army recruitment scam, a senior police official said.

The names of the two personnel surfaced after the arrest of eight agents recently who were allegedly charging Rs 1.5 lakh from each candidate for their selection in the Army.

"We have sent a notice to the Army authorities to hand over a major rank official and a subedar for interrogation after their alleged involvement in the scam came to light," Additional-SP Ajmer Rahul Prakash told PTI over phone.

The police had arrested six agents on July 13 and two on July 14 who in connivance with some Army officials were involved in the scam.

The gang headed by one ex-armyman Abhilash Singh was using undergarments of a particular company as a code to get their candidates identified among others by the doctor and physical instructor while appearing in the physical and medical tests, the SP said.

They used to take Rs 15,000 at the time of giving undergarment and the balance after final selection, he said, adding that the accused belong to Jodhpur, Jhunjhunu and Bhilwara districts of Rajasthan.

The police action came after one youth from Nasirabad town in Ajmer complained on July 12 that he had not got job even after giving rupees to the agents.