Marine police catch fake recruitment scam perpetrated by self-proclaimed ‘captain’ in Mumbai

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Naval police have busted a fake recruiting scam, allegedly perpetrated by an individual claiming to be Captain Sameer Singh of the Indian Navy, which lured young candidates with vacancies as naval security officers.

The accused used a false letter from the Ministry of Defense indicating that INS Kunjali, located in Colaba in South Mumbai, was the recruiting and workplace.

As of today, a legal complaint has been filed against the person. This comes at a time when millions of people have applied for jobs in the Indian Navy through the recently launched Agnipath program.

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“On August 2, 2022, a naval police team was dispatched to Ambernath to conduct a preliminary investigation into the matter. It approached Shivaji Nagar Police Station, Ambernath (East), and lodged a formal complaint and requested the police to denounce the person. and register an FIR against him,” the statement from the Indian Navy said.

Police are investigating the suspect’s antecedents, how many people he misled, the money collected and defrauded, his possible associates and other matters.

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Meanwhile, about 9.55 lakh applicants, including 82,200 women, have registered for recruitment in the Indian Navy under the newly rolled out Agnipath scheme.

Applicants applying should note that for the Indian Navy Agniveer recruitment, a set of original documents must be uploaded along with the form. Documents like matric certificates, 12th marksheet, etc. are requested to upload online while filling the application form.

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