Fake job racket in Army busted, thirteen arrested

Aspirants buy forged special certificates for Rs 10,000

A fake job racket in which jobs were promised in the Indian Army with the help of forged special permission certificates has been busted.

The kingpin of the racket, which was being operated from Bhagat Singh Defence Academy located at Dataramgarh in Sikar district,  allegedly issued forged ‘special permission certificates’ for local aspirants to help them gain access to official Army recruitment camps.

Direct test

Special permission certificate is issued only to brothers and sons of serving Army personnel, or sons of martyrs which helps the aspirants to appear directly in the physical
examination round.

 “The operation of the racket were exposed when 16 students of Bhagat Singh Defence Academy presented fake special permission certificates at an Army recruitment camp in Bikaner district’s Dungargarh city,” said Rahul Jain, district superintendent of police.
The Army officials said that they spotted something fishy in the certificates, following which they informed the local police.

“While three accused managed to run away, we nabbed the remaining 13,” Jain said.
He said during interrogation they revealed that all of them had paid Rs 10,000 each to the academy owner Rakesh Kirdoliya.

Police sources in Dungargarh said that Sikar police were immediately informed about the racket which was being run in its district.

Subsequently, a raid was conducted in the premises of the Bhagat Singh Defence
Academy.

Search on

“Rakesh seems to have got sniff of the imminent police raid and so he managed to escaped. We have launched a massive manhunt to nab him at the earliest,” said Satyavir Singh, superintendent of police, Sikar.

“Once we arrest him Rakesh, we will be able to know more about his contacts within the Army establishment,” he added.

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