More than 100 cops in various forces used fake documents
More than 50 constables in Delhi Police, around 30 in Railway Police, 35 in Railway Group D and 46 in SSC got recruited using forged documents during the recruitment process, a source said. The revelation came to light after the Crime Branch arrested four persons including three Delhi Police constables, while busting a gang involved in helping people get recruited in Delhi Police, Railway Police, Railway Group D and SSC.
Three constables have been identified as Constable Vinod Kumar (28), who was recruited in 2010 and is posted in the intelligence wing of Delhi Police’s Special Cell, which monitors the movement of the Prime Minister’s cavalcade, among other tasks. While Constable Vijay Kumar (25) and Ashok Kumar (28) were recruited in 2012 and are posted in the 6th battalion of the Delhi Armed Police, the fourth accused is identified as Mohit, the active member of the gang. According to senior police officers, the gang used to provide complete package of assured recruitment, from forged documents to fake mark sheets and clearance of written examination by sending a fake candidate (who solves the examination papers). They used to take Rs 12 lakh for recruitment in Delhi Police, Rs 4 lakh per candidate for recruitment to Group D service in Railways and Rs 7 lakh per candidate for recruitment in Railway Police.
The gang had a tie-up with the biometric company that was involved in the recruitment process, from where they manage the stamp and hand bands for appearing in the examination without getting their finger print scanned. Every year, before the examination of government services, the gang did a recee and used to find the loopholes. “During investigation, the names of many candidates cropped up in all the four departments and the investigation is underway to verify the documents submitted by them,” a senior officer in Crime Branch said.