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Retired armyman booked for joining force using fake identity

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

A man served in the Army for 33 years and two years after his retirement, the police will now inquire whether he joined the force on the basis of fake documents.

A case was registered against the retired jawan on the directive of a court yesterday, he said.

The accused, a resident of Nirali village in the district, served the army for 33 years and was drawing a pension for last two years in the name of another person, said Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Singh.

An RTI activist had filed a petition in the court, alleging that the accused got into the Army using forged documents 35 years ago.

The police has started the investigation.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 17:57 IST
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