Probe against ‘fake recruits’ being deployed in army

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MEERUT: An inner probe has been ordered into an alleged safety breach on the 108 Infantry Battalion TA (Territorial Military) ‘Mahar’ in Pathankot 272 Transit Camp, the place a pretend recruit was ‘deployed’ from July to October this yr.

Military officers mentioned that the inquiry would give attention to the lapses that led to the safety breach, how wage of Rs 12,500 per 30 days was disbursed to the pretend recruit, how he remained undetected for such a very long time within the excessive safety zone, and the way he Acquired entry to the INSAS rifle.

The probe can even look into the opportunity of different personnel throughout the ranks being concerned within the racket.

The event comes a day after inputs from navy intelligence (MI) led to the arrest of a former sentry of 108 Infantry Battalion TA, Rahul Singh, and one among his two accomplices, Bittu Singh, from Meerut.

Rahul had allegedly taken Rs 16 lakhs from the Ghaziabad-based military aspirant Manoj Kumar by promising him that he would assist the latter land a job within the Military.

The accused, who was ‘posted’ as a sentry within the Pathankot-based 272 transit camp, acquired Manoj contained in the centre, supplied him with uniform and tasked him with numerous capabilities together with that of a ‘follower’, a prepare dinner and a sentry for which Rahul went to the extent of handing over the INSAS rifle issued to him to do obligation by proxy in order to persuade Manoj that he was certainly ‘recruited’.

Rahul’s confederate Bittu used to current himself earlier than Manoj as a senior military officer, totally on video name in full military uniform, full with medals. It was Bittu who confirmed Manoj’s ‘recruitment’.

SP metropolis Piyush Singh mentioned: “We recovered the uniform, all fake documents, a few stamps and also a country-made pistol from the arrested men. The third accused, Raja Singh, is still at large. All the three accused have been booked based on an FIR filed by Manoj Kumar at Daurala police station in Meerut.”

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