Army job agents’ gang busted, four arrested
The gang was headed by Natwar Singh, who has been arrested by the Noida police for cheating students by promising jobs in the army and navy.Updated: Oct 29, 2017 19:20 IST
Police busted a gang and arrested four of its members in Bharatpur on Sunday, who had duped army recruitment applicants.
Officials got information that the suspects were travelling in an Alto in the army campus late on Saturday night. Police seized the car, cash receipts, blank cheques, admission cards of army recruitment and fake Aadhaar card from the gang and arrested four of them from Atalband.
Station house officer of Atalband police Manish Sharma said that the four will be presented before a magistrate on Monday. Those arrested are Natwar Singh (27), Amit Singh (19) from Viharban village under police station Vrindavan in Mathura, Pushpendra Singh (22) from Basaiya under police station Kagarol in Agra, Vinod Kumar (20) from Edalpur village under police station Khair of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.
The gang was headed by Natwar Singh, who has been arrested by the Noida police for cheating students by promising jobs in the army and navy.
A blank cheque of the State Bank of India for an amount of ₹1,00,000 and an Axis Bank cheque for ₹2,00,000, photos of more than 20 army recruitment applicants, optical mark reading sheets were found with the accused. Police also found a register with a list of 13 names of aspiring candidates.
The gang’s network spans across Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.
The army recruitment rally started on October 26 at Lohagarh Stadium and will continue till November 6.
Recruitment for the posts of soldiers, trade men, clerks are being held by the army recruitment bureau of Alwar after two years.
Director of army recruitment Alwar, Colonel Mohnesh Singh said nearly 45,000 youths from three districts — Dholpur, Karauli and Bharatpur — have registered to take part in the recruitment.
Army officials, along with army intelligence, are keeping an eye on brokers through CCTV cameras. More than 800 police personnel, led by three additional superintendents of police, six deputy superintendent of police officials, have been deployed at the spot to maintain law and order.
First Published: Oct 29, 2017 19:20 IST