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Army recruitment scam: 2, including Nepal resident, held


AMBALA: The district police has registered a case of dishonest, forgery and prison intimidation against two persons in Army recruitment scam. Narang Thanda of Nepal and Krishan Bahadur Thapa of Kaulagarh village in Dehradun district have been booked at Parao police station for allegedly duping Nepal residents at the pretext of providing them jobs with 14 Gorkha Regiment of the Indian Army.

Both the accused had been arrested on Monday and presented earlier than a local court docket that has sent them to six-day police remand.


Padam Bhandari of Nepal had filed a complaint with the police on Sunday declaring that the accused had duped him, Prakash Sharma and Ashish Magar of Rs 2.five lakh each and every at the pretext of providing them jobs with 14 Gorkha Regiment of the Indian Army. "The accused neither provide any jobs to them nor did they return the money when demanded. Instead, they started threatening us of dire consequences," Bhandari said in his police complaint.


Acting at the complaint, the district police registered a case beneath Sections 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of assets), 467 (forgery of treasured security), 468 (forgery for purpose of dishonest), 471 (using as genuine a forged report), 506 (punishment for prison intimidation) and 120-B (punishment for prison conspiracy) of the IPC and arrested each accused.


Parao police station house officer inspector Munish said, "Both accused were arrested after investigating the facts. They were presented before the court that has sent them to six-day police remand and further involvements would be extracted during interrogation."




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