Retired naval captain held for issuing fake joining letters
He assured them of a confirmed job in Indian Defence forces
A retired captain of the Indian Navy was arrested on Saturday by the Mumbai Crime Branch sleuths for allegedly preparing fake appointment letters for candidates. Retired captain Trinetra, head of Vishakhapatnam-based Saraswati Defence Academy, had issued fake appointment letters for the post of a canteen attendant in exchange for Rs 6 lakh, said a Crime Branch official.
According to police sources, in January 2018, Trinetra had given advertisement for the said post in newspapers. After the aspiring candidates fell for the ploy, they were made to appear for a fake online test followed by a medical examination at King George hospital, Vishakhapattanam. Following the procedures, Trinetra managed to prepare fake appointment letters under letter head of Indian Navy base of Colaba and then asked Rs 6 lakh each from six students, making it a total of Rs 36 lakh. After getting the money, Trinetra assured them of a confirmed job in Indian Defence forces.
The incident came to light when six candidates approached the Colaba naval base for joining on Saturday morning. Further investigation into the matter revealed the scam and a case was registered against Trinetra.
The Crime Branch have booked Trinetra under relevant sections of IPC pertaining to cheating and forgery. He was arrested on Saturday morning and will be produced in metropolitan court on Sunday for further remand.