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Three held for running army recruitment racket

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Police have arrested three persons on Saturday night for allegedly cheating over 150 youths in different states on the false promise of getting them recruited in the army, a police office said on Monday.

The accused have been identified as Balkishan, 34, Kallepalli Srinivasa Rao, 25, and Kottapalli Venkata Ramana Rao, 36. "Eleven fake admit cards and three were recovered from them," said of Police

The accused cheated unemployed youths in Haryana, Delhi, Odisha and by promising them to get recruited in the To win their confidence, they would conduct fake medical tests in hotels, posing as senior officers.

The accused, claimed to be inspired by the movie 'Special 26', would charge between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.50 lakh from each aspirant, depending on negotiations.

While Balkishan, the mastermind, would provide fake stamps of officials and medical officials, the other two were tasked to prepare admit cards after conducting physical endurance test. "also used to send youths in different states for medical and physical tests," the said.

As per the interrogation, Balkishan, a resident of Haryana, had a coaching centre for class 10th and 12th students. "He met B.K. Singh, another accused in the case, around six months back, who told that he had links with army personnel, tasked with recruiting candidates to the territorial army," he said.

Later, Singh introduced to in Bhubaneswar and prepared them to dupe youths looking for career in the army to earn good money. They later roped in Ramana Rao in the syndicate.



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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 21:58 IST