Ahmednagar: Candidate Arrested With Fake Army Identity Card At Recruitment Rally

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Mubarak Ansari

Ahmednagar/Pune, December 2, 2020: A joint team of the MIRC and Military Intelligence (MI) have nabbed a candidate with fake Army identity card during recruitment rally at Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre (MIRC), Ahmednagar. The accused have been handed over to Ahmednagar police for further investigation.

He has been identified as Pappy Singh, resident of Uttar Pradesh. He worked as a Taxi Driver.

According to officials, the recruitment rally is under progress since one week and candidates from all over India are appearing for the same. Today around 8.30 am, the joint team of security personnel of MIRC and MI detected the candidate with fake Army identity card during recruitment rally at MIRC, Ahmednagar.

“It has been learnt from the initial questioning that the accused had photocopied his brother’s identity card who is a serving soldier. The accused was said to be using this identity card to gain benefits of the army including toll exemption and entry to canteens”, an official said.

An FIR has been registered against the accused at Bhingar police station for further investigation. The accused has been charged for offences under sections 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent), 465 (punishment for forgery) and 471 (using forged document as genuine) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The use of scanned identity cards pose a major threat to the security installations and it is a punishable offence in the army as well as the court of law.