March 24, 2024

Following action from Military Intelligence in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police have arrested three persons, including a retired Army soldier and the owner of a coaching class, for allegedly cheating youths on the pretext of giving them jobs in the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Police have, till now, arrested three persons in the case, identified as Satish Dahane (40), Shriram Kadam (60) and Akshay Wankhede (26).

Investigators said that Dahane retired in 2018 as a Lance Naik from Maratha Light Infantry of the Indian Army and is now running a shop inside a military formation in Aundh.

Kadam is a retired civilian defence employee from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) Centre in Pune. He allegedly posed as a retired Army captain and ran a recruitment coaching class in Pune for youths aspiring to join defence services. Wankhede allegedly acted as an agent in the case and played a role getting the aspiring candidates to pay the money to get recruited.

Investigators have, till now, identified five candidates who have paid money to the racketeers on the pretext of getting defence jobs and officials believe that more candidates have been cheated in the similar manner by the same set of suspects.

Sub-Inspector M P Varude, who is investigating the case, said the three suspects have been remanded to police custody till January 10.

Preliminary probe has revealed that Dahane and Kadam, who posed as serving soldier and captain respectively, promised candidates jobs as…

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