Paradip, August 10 (LocalWire): Seven candidates from the Army recruitment rally have been detained by Paradip police today for submitting fake residential certificates.
During the Army recruitment rally at Gopabandhu stadium in Paradip that started yesterday and will continue till 24 August, candidates from different parts of the state are taking part.
The Army issued recruitment notifications where residents of Bhadrak, Khurdha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Baleswer, Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj district could participate.
The recruitment drive is for the post of soldier in the categories of technical, technical (ammunition and aviation), nursing assistant, general duty, clerk/storekeeper technical and tradesman.
Seven Uttar Pradesh-based candidates submitted fake residential certificates of Nayagarh district.
During scrutiny of application, army personnel detected the fake residential certificates.
Later, Colonel Tikra urged Paradip police to conduct a probe. Police rushed to the spot and arrested the seven accused.
The Army personnel though asked to lodge an FIR showed reluctance.
Collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra then asked nodal officer-cum-district employment officer Tapas Swain to lodge an FIR against the candidates.
IIC of Paradip police station, Rajanikant Samal, said, ‘after the FIR, police registered a case against the accused. They have been detained and integration is on.
After detailed inquiry, action will be taken against errant candidates’.