- Touts Were Verifying Residence Certificates Of Candidates By Using These Fake Stamps/Seals: Col Vishal Dubey
- By SK.Vyas
Ludhiana, February 17, 2019: On the complaint of the Army Recruitment Office (ARO) Ludhiana, an FIR has been registered against 35 recruits, who got enrolled in the Indian Army in the month of September last year by using fraudulent methods. Recently, a gang of touts was arrested in Rupnagar on January 19 which was in illegal possession of fake stamps and seals of Tehsildar’s/Sub Tehsildar’s of Ludhiana and Rupnagar districts. These touts were verifying the residence certificate of the candidates by using these fake stamps and seals.
In a complaint to the police, Col Vishal Dubey, Director (Recruiting), Army Recruitment Office, Ludhiana, informed that during the detailed scrutiny of fake residence certificates of the fraudulent candidates, it was observed that these certificates were found to be correct during online verification. To verify the same, the ARO Ludhiana carried out the verification of the suspected candidates by sending a team of ARO staff at the addresses provided in the residence certificates.
Col Dubey told the police that none of the addresses were found correct in respect of the fraudulent candidates. He informed that the system of verification of residence by ARO is through manual and online means. He said that some of the candidates have managed to produce fake residence certificates from Tehsildar office by producing fake supporting documents hence their residence certificates are being verified online inspite of being fraudulent candidates.
He informed them that on the scrutiny of the office procedures, it was observed that the manual verification process had been penetrated by the touts through the ARO Ludhiana, messenger Surinder Pal (Civil Defence Employee) who was apprehended and handed over to the police vide FIR number 29 dated February 1, 2019.