Fake Army Colonel Arrested In Meerut, Had Lured Many Youth For Jobs For Crores Of Rupees
Meerut, Sep 12 (TNA) The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police has nabbed a fake colonel, who duped the youth in the name of getting recruited in the army. He was arrested by STF Meerut Field Unit on inputs of Military Intelligence. Accused Satyapal Singh Yadav is retired from the post of driver in the army. He used to trap the youth by putting plates in the name of Colonel DS Chauhan.
Five joining letters, five stamps, a printer, a colonel's uniform and a fake identity card have been recovered from the accused. He has defrauded the youth of many states of crores of rupees. A report has been lodged against the accused at Ganganagar police station.
STF SP Brijesh Singh informed that Satyapal Singh Yadav, son of Karan Singh, resident of Kaserubuxar, Ganganagar, used to drive the car of Colonel DS Chauhan posted in Pune. After retirement, Satyapal Singh got a plate made in the name of Colonel DS Chauhan. Dressed in Colonel's uniform and also prepared a fake photo ID.
After this he started cheating the youth who wanted to join the army. He used to declare his name as Colonel DS Chauhan and declare his posting in Pune. Not only this, the accused took huge amount of money from many youth and also gave them fake appointment letters. In the last seven years, he cheated many youth and embezzled crores of rupees.
The accused told that during these years he cheated hundreds of youth from UP, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab etc. During police interrogation, it was revealed that Satyapal's son Rajat alias Devendra used to print out fake joining letters by typing them on his laptop and then speed-posted those letters from different places.