A team of Crime Branch, STARS 1 R.K. Puram, Delhi has arrested three members of Fake Territorial Army Recruitment Racket identified as Balkishan 34 Years, Kallepalli Srinivasa Rao 25 Years and Kottapalli Venkata Ramana Rao 36 years.
A case vide FIR No. 99/19, Dt. 13/04/19, under Sections 419, 420, 468, 471
of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
, was registered at P.S. Crime Branch, New Delhi. The Branch received a piece of information that some members of a racket involved in fake recruitment in Territorial Army were active in Delhi and Haryana, who were engaged in cheating innocent unemployed youths of Haryana and other states on the pretext of providing recruitment in Territorial Army. The gang members used to conduct fake medical tests in a hotel situated at Bhubaneswar, Odisha and even issued fake admit cards. They had the whole lot paraphernalia needed for the recruitment.
A dedicated team comprising SI Chandan Kumar, SI Nagender Singh, SI Rajneesh Kumar, ASI Priyavrit, ASI Hashim Khan and ASI Ramesh led by inspector Kailash Chander under the close supervision of ACP Shweta Singh Chauhan was constituted. ASI Priyavrit, STARS-1/Crime Branch received secret information that some of the gang members would come to Mahipalpur, Delhi to deliver fake army admit cards to one of the candidates. Taking this on a very serious note, the sleuths swung into action and a raid was conducted on the service road, under Mahipalpur Flyover, Mahipalpur, Delhi and apprehended three members of the gang identified as mentioned above. They were caught on the hop and found upon them fake 11 admit cards and 3 mobile phones. “The accused are inspired by Special 26 Movie. Balkishan, prime accused provided fake stamps of the Army officials and medical officials. He also sent unemployed youths to Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Pune, and Maharashtra for conducting fake medical and physical tests. Accused Kallepalli Srinivasa Rao used to prepare fake admit cards and also conduct medical and physical tests of the candidates as a genuine army officer. He used stethoscope and colour blindness test through books to conduct medical test of the victims. Accused Kottapalli Venkata Ramana Rao used to pose as a senior medical officer of the army and he used to behave like a senior most Army official before the victims. He also used to sign fake admit cards of the candidates. They have cheated almost 150 unemployed youths of the several states so far," DCP Crime Dr. Ram Gopal Naik spoke addressing the media. All the accused persons are on PC remand and further investigation is in progress. More arrests are likely in days to come.