The Nashik Police held a man for allegedly posing as an Army officer and cheating job aspirants in the defence services.
The accused was identified as Ganesh Pawar (26) who posed as a Major of Indian Army and attached with the Haryana artillery formation.
An ongoing recruitment rally being held at the Artillery Centre in Nashik. The military intelligence unit of Pune received information about a man camping outside the Deolali Cantonment in Nashik and luring candidates with recruitment offers.
The Deolali Cantonment in Nashik detained the said person who was found sitting in a SUV MH 14 GX 4888, wearing an Army uniform of an officer of Major rank. The man identified himself as “Major Ganesh Pawar” and said he was posted at an artillery formation in Haryana.
The police added that when the cantonment officials asked his credentials he claimed he did not have the identity cards. As security personnel crosschecked with the establishment he claimed he was posted with, it was revealed that the man was an imposter.
The officials added that the driver he had ‘employed’ to drive the SUV was bought from the amount of Rs. Three laksh he paid him to get a driver’s job in Army.
The accused was handed over to Deolali Camp police. Army Subedar Rachappa Lingappa Banram filed a complaint with the Deolali police.
According to the Deolali police, the accused had forged documents like character certificate, service certificate and even Form 16, a certificate of deduction of tax at source, identifying himself as an officer, making use of fake seals and letterheads.
The investigation shows that he also sought loan from a bank in Nashik on fake credentials.
The accused has been cheating several people by taking money to get them recruitment in defence services. The police stated with the ongoing recruitment rally at Nashik he was camping to trap more aspirants.