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7 UP youth held in Odisha during Army recruitment drive


Paradip: The Paradip police today arrested seven youth on charges of producing forged documents while appearing a recruitment drive of Indian Army here today. All the accused are residents of Uttar Pradesh.

The arrested youth are-Aagman Singh (19) and Sugrim Kumar (19) of Gazhipur district, and Akhilesh Tiwari (22), Rahul Kumar Yadav, Shiva Shankar Yadav, Gudu Singh and Azad Kumar Tiwari of Balia district of Uttar Pradesh.

According to the reports, an Army recruitment drive was underway at Gopabandhu Stadium here, in which candidates from all over the state took part. As part of the requirement process, candidates were asked to furnish identity proof and certificates of educational qualification. In the meantime, the officials caught the seven candidates, who had produced forged documents with fake address proof of Nayagarh district.

Later, the officials handed the accused over to the Paradip Model police.The cops also detained the accused for interrogation and launched a probe into the matter.