Teen held for forging documents to join NDA

The Warje Malwadi police have arrested an 18-year-old engineering student from Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly forging documents in a bid to join the 127th course of the National Defence Academy.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:January 6, 2012 2:58 am

The Warje Malwadi police have arrested an 18-year-old engineering student from Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly forging documents in a bid to join the 127th course of the National Defence Academy.

The suspect,Anmol Vijay Banotra,is a resident of Kathua district. Sources said this is for the first time that such an incident has come to light. Banotra apparently downloaded the appointment letter format available online and forged it,along with other documents,to gain entry to the academy,said sources.

Shivaji Darekar,senior inspector with Warje Malwadi police,said,“In December 2011,a new batch of cadets was admitted. After the cadets join the academy,the papers submitted by them are scrutinised by the authorities. During the scrutiny,it came to light that Banotra’s letter of appointment as well as other documents submitted by him were fake.”

“Banotra appeared for the entrance last year but could not clear the exam. He is in his second year of electronics engineering in a college in Jammu and Kashmir. He was produced before a court on Thursday and has been remanded in police custody till January 13,” Darekar added.

A senior police officer said,“It is a matter of great concern. We have demanded maximum police custody for his interrogation.”

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