Bengaluru, July 13: The Karnataka Police arrested an imposter near Air Force Command Hospital on Old Airport Road yesterday.
According to Ministry of Defence officials, the arrested has been identified as Debabrat Raut (22) hailing from Jhani Pada in Odisha. The police made the arrest following inputs from Military Intelligence (MI).
Officials said that Raut had been duping prospective candidates by fraudulently promising jobs in Indian Army.
He impersonated as Gunman (Sepoy) posted at ASC Centre, Bengaluru. He is said to have confessed duping several candidates.
"He has taken over Rs 8 lakh from various candidates so far. He is been detailed by the Halasuru police station an FIR has also been lodged. A thorough investigation is on to find out whether he received any help from those serving with the Army," an official said.
Earlier this year in May, an Ex-Serviceman, who has been duping many people with the promise of getting jobs in the Indian Army, was arrested by the police.
The imposter identified as Biju Abraham and hailing from Kerala had earlier worked with the Madras Engineer Group.
Here again MI inputs came handy for the police and Biju was picked outside the Command Hospital.
The accused duped prospective candidates by promising them jobs in the Army with the fake identity as Colonel (Dr) Biju Abraham, a neurosurgeon. He had collected over Rs 17 lakh from various candidates.
Similar to last time, the Indian Army has again cautioned the public not to fall into the trap of imposters promising jobs.
"All recruitment drivers are advertised online. There is no scope for any middlemen," says an official.