A group of three persons was on Monday arrested for allegedly duping over 100 unemployed youths in the name of recruitments in Territorial Army, police said. The trio, they said, were inspired by Special 26 movie on the similar theme.
The fraudsters, police said, have interstate links and they confidently organised physical and medical tests in park adjacent to cantonment area of Bhubaneswar and conducted drills while wearing proper defense dresses without comes under the radar of actual defense personals.
The entire nexus was unearthed after Delhi crime branch received a complaint from one of the job seeker on April 13. The complainant also given a lead that the accused are coming here in Mahipalpur area of Delhi to distribute admit cards.
“On that lead, a team of Star 1 (Crime Branch) raided at scheduled place under Mahipalpur flyover and arrested three persons who are identified as Balkrishna, K Srinivasa Rao, and KV Ramana Rao, red-handed,” said G Ram Gopal Naik, DCP of crime branch.
Balkrishna’s uncle is in the Indian Army, deployed in Pune. In absence of him, Balakrishna had asked Srinivasa Rao to wore his army dress and he had taken a photograph of him.
As per the modus operandi, Balkrishna, who is running a coaching institute in Mahendragarh district in Haryana, used to lure potential students who want jobs in defence services. The youth among Haryana have great craze of joining in defence forces and Balakrishna capitalized it.
“Balkrishna gives assurance to students about sure-shot job recruitment in Territorial Army. He also collects recruitment fee in a tune of `1.5 lakh from each candidates followed by he recommends them to K Srinivasa Rao for physical and medical test,” Naik said.
“Srinivasa Rao is a native of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh and he used to invite candidates to Bhuwaneshwar. He conduct medical checkup including colour blindness and Ramana Rao play role of MBBS doctor. Following that, they conduct running and other physical test in a park near cantonment area of Bhuvaneshwar to satisfy them. He also show photograph to candidates in which he was wearing Army dress to avoid any room of suspicion,” the DCP said.
“The accused are running fake recruitment syndicate since 2015 and police personals suspecting some more persons could involve in it,” he added.