Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Army apprehends ‘impostor’ trying to enter Fort William

- OUR CORRESPOND­ENT

In an incident of fraud, the Indian Army apprehende­d and later handed over to the Kolkata Police an alleged impostor who was trying to enter the highly secured Fort William headquarte­rs of the Eastern Command by impersonat­ing an Army officer in the rank of a Major.

According to informatio­n shared by the Defence Ministry spokespers­on in Kolkata, the accused Borada Sudheer, a resident of Visakhapat­nam, tried to enter Fort William on March 15 with a fake ID. He arrived in a chauffeur-driven BMW car. When the military personnel asked for identifica­tion documents at the entry point, he allegedly produced particular­s of one Major M.S Chauhan of 5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) on his mobile phone. However, suspecting that something was wrong since the person kept referring to the mobile phone while filling in the details in the register, the military policewoma­n informed the control room. A flying squad escorted the accused to the control room for interrogat­ion. He was eventually identified as Borada Sudheer who was sent to a juvenile home in Odisha in September 2023 on charges of fraud. He got released in February 2024 and had lodged himself into an Odisha Hotel where he duped the authoritie­s of Rs 6393. Thereafter, he fled the hotel. He reached Howrah Station, travelling ticketless, on March 14 and took a cab to the airport. En route, he called the JW Marriott Hotel on EM Bypass and asked them to send him a cab.

He spent Thursday night at the hotel and the next day hired a BMW cab from the hotel.

Being convinced by the accused that he is an Army officer employed with President’s Body Guard, the chauffeur of the BMW requested him to help him admit his daughter at Jadavpur University in Defence quota. The accused took both of them to the university from where they were directed to approach Fort William. It was when he tried to enter the high-security military fort that he was caught.

Meanwhile, JW Marriott hotel manager searched his room and no personal belongings or documents were found in his possession. The hotel admission both at Cuttack and Kolkata were made using the identity of Constable Sunil Kumar of Hyderabad State Police. It was learnt that the accused was a habitual offender for forgery and cheating where he used digital payment apps to dupe luxury hotels, shops etc. His modus operandi was making payments through the BHIM app, and after initial confirmati­on, he used to edit the same leading to a failed transactio­n. “The accused claims to be 24 years old enrolled in B Tech but is probably a Juvenile since he was lodged in a Juvenile jail from Sep 23 to Feb 24,” read the Defence statement. He was handed over to Maidan police station.

 ?? PIC/MPOST ?? The final of the Inter-State University Cricket Competitio­n organised by CAB was held at SERSA Stadium in Kharagpur between Rabindra Bharati University and Kalyani University. CAB president Snehashish Ganguly motivated the players of both the teams. Also present were Chairman of District Coaching Committee of CAB Asis Chakrabort­y, Chairman of Observer Committee Shrimant Mallick, Member of Apex Committee Ardhendu Ghosh, Member of District Committee of CAB Robin Ghosh among others
PIC/MPOST The final of the Inter-State University Cricket Competitio­n organised by CAB was held at SERSA Stadium in Kharagpur between Rabindra Bharati University and Kalyani University. CAB president Snehashish Ganguly motivated the players of both the teams. Also present were Chairman of District Coaching Committee of CAB Asis Chakrabort­y, Chairman of Observer Committee Shrimant Mallick, Member of Apex Committee Ardhendu Ghosh, Member of District Committee of CAB Robin Ghosh among others

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