In Army Recruitment Case, CBI Names 40 People

An army havildar has also been named. (File)

New Delhi:  The CBI has registered complaint against 40 people, including an army havildar posted at the headquarters recruiting zone, Lucknow, for allegedly facilitating recruitment of 34 candidates in the Indian Army on the basis of forged documents, officials said on Wednesday.

According to the conditions, only those candidates can appear in a recuitment rally who are residing in districts for which the rally is being organised. Lucknow is headquarters for Army recruitment from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

These candidates allegedly participated in the recruitment drive in Lucknow during 2016-17 on the basis of fake domicile certificates issued from the office of the sub divisional magistrate in Hamirpur district in Bundelkhand area whereas all of them were residents of western Uttar Pradesh.

They were selected for the posts of soldiers for technical duty, general duty, sentry duty, clerical duty and medical duty in the Army, the Central Bureau of Investigation FIR said.

Most of these 34 candidates joined training in the Army at respective places, it said.

The rally was organised for Auraiya, Barabanki, Kannauj, Gonda, Banda, Hamirpur and Fatehpur districts in August 2016.

After suspicion arose, Director Recruiting Col Deepak Sharma sent a letter to the officer of the SDM in Hamirpur for the verification of domicile certificates which were found fake.

During the preliminary enquiry of the CBI, it was…

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