55 applicants for Army jobs used fake certificates
RAJKOT: A criminal complaint was lodged against 55 unidentified persons for using fake certificate to participate in Army recruitment camp held in Rajkot city in February.
The complaint was filed recently by Area Recruitment Officer Col. Rohit Pant with the Rajkot city crime branch.
The Indian Army had held a recruitment camp in February at Dharmendra College on Yagnik Road in city.
It was held for candidates of Saurashtra-Kutch and Union territory of Diu where over 33,000 candidates had participated.
During scrutiny of documents, doubts were raised over origin of candidates. So, officials inquired about certificates of some candidates which revealed that they had allegedly acquired bogus domicile certificate of Gujarat from Kutch district.
Sources said that these candidates wanted to take up job on Gujarat candidate’s quota. They further added that this was a scam that could pose threat to Army as any suspected candidate can enter into army using fake documents.
The accused have been booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) including Criminal Conspiracy (120B), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (forged document or electronic record), 472 (making or possessing counterfeit seal) among others.