Pune: Man Impersonates Army Officer, Cheats Youths Of Rs 60 Lakh For Promising Recruitment

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Mubarak Ansari

Bibvewadi, 21st June 2021: An FIR has been registered by Pune City Police against a 21-year-old youth for allegedly duping many people by pretending to be an Army officer. Police said that the accused indulged in fraudulent activity including a fake army recruitment racket.


As per the case registered at Bibvewadi police station, Yogesh Dattu Gaikwad (21) created a fake identity card of the Indian Army and married a 22-year-old woman, the complainant. After that, he first duped her brother of Rs two lakh under the pretext of helping him get recruited in the Army.

Moreover, he gained the confidence of other people in the village of the victim. Then, he ran a racket in which he took about Rs 60 lakh from 15 youths. He also gave them a fake confirmation letter of army recruitment.


According to police, there is another cheating case registered against Gaikwad in Ahmednagar. He had made the complainant when she had taken her mother to a hospital in Bibvewadi. “She was waiting for autorickshaw when the accused walked in front of her. He dropped his Aadhar card. The woman called him and returned his Aadhar card. This is how they met for the first time and later got married”, an officer said.



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