The CBI booked a case of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, forgery for the purpose of cheating, use of forged documents and impersonation as a public servant.
ITBP Directorate received complaints from the field and as well as from the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding fake appointment letters issued to unsuccessful job aspirants regarding the recruitment of constable (pioneer) and constable (driver) for the year 2015-16. Fake appointment letters were issued to candidates from Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Maharasthra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
“The scammers mentioned a mobile number in fake appointment letters in the name of ITBP. They were asked to deposit money. Since the involvement of persons from different parts of the country, we have complained to the CBI,” said ITBP, in it’s complaint to the CBI, a copy of which is available with TOI.
The FIR didn’t name any accused but said ‘unknown persons’. The CBI has decided to record the statements of candidates who were duped.