Meerut Police, in coordination with Army Intelligence, arrested two men for duping people by promising them jobs in the Indian army. Police also recovered a pistol, army batches, army uniform and other materials which were used in the fraud.
The accused have been identified as Rahul and Bittu. While Rahul is originally from Muzaffarnagar, Bittu is a resident of Daurala, Meerut. The duo used to lure young people by promising them jobs in the army and later duped them. They also provided fake appointment letters, fake ID cards to the victims.
FAKE ARMY JOB OFFER
The matter came to light when Manoj, a resident of Ghaziabad, filed a case against the accused in Daurala police station in Meerut.
In his complaint, he stated that he had gone to Faizabad in 2019 for army recruitment where he met the accused. Rahul promised Manoj that he would get him and his (Manoj’s) brother a job in the army. Believing him, Manoj paid Rs 16 lakh for the same.
Rahul also gave appointment letters and called Manoj to Pathankot for training. During this swindle, one of Rahul’s accomplices, Bittu, dressed in an army uniform, used to talk to the victims on video calls to avoid suspicion.
In Pathankot, Manoj was even given a fake army uniform and fake ID card by the accused. He worked there for 4 months. It was when an Army Intelligence officer questioned Manoj over suspicion, that the whole matter came to the fore. It was found that his I-card and appointment letter were fake.
Following this, a case was registered and police arrested both the accused.
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