Accused of army recruitment scam detained in Bihar

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According to a police official, the Uttar Pradesh counter-terrorism squad arrested a wanted defendant from Bihar who was allegedly recruited into the Indian Army’s Gorkha regiment with fake documents in 2015-2016.

The UP Counter Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Saturday arrested a wanted defendant suspected of being recruited into the Indian Army’s Gorkha regiments through false documents in 2015-2016 from Bihar, it said senior ATS officials on Sunday. They said the racket involved in recruiting Nepalese nationals using forced residence certificates and identity proofs was uncovered after the mastermind behind a recruitment racket Chandra Bahadur Khatri by UP ATS in October 2017.

The press note shared by ATS says that three people, Prem Singh Kunwar, Shivansh Baliyan and Manoj Binesht, who were also recruited into the army through fake identity and residence certificates, disappeared after leaving their use when the racket was discovered almost five years ago. . They had all been on the run since then. He further said that Shivansh Baliyan, one of the three defendants, was arrested on Aara Garden Road in Patna, Bihar after so many years of pursuit.

Racketeering mastermind Chandra Bahadur Khatri, who himself was a Nepali national and was fired from the Indian army in 1991, was arrested in Varanasi on October 23, 2017, for recruiting several young Nepalese into the army at 39 Gorkha Training Center, Varanasi forged identities. He then revealed many other names during interrogations recruited from the Indian Army on false identities.

After his arrest, three other members Ajay, Nageshwar Maurya and Bablu Maurya, all residents of Varanasi, of the racket were later arrested in Varanasi in October 2017. The trio were Indian and allegedly helped Khatri prepare fake documents like certificates of Indian domicile on false identities, high school certificates and other proofs of identity.

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