Harda (Madhya Pradesh): Days after a youth claimed to have been recruited as an officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Harda town of Madhya Pradesh, the local police have registered a case against him. An official said on Saturday, as the defense force has made it clear that it has not included him.
Additional SP (Harda) Gajendra Singh Vardhaman said that the youth, identified as Pinkesh Kaithwas, a resident of Pilia Khal area of Harda, was booked under sections 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 171 (cheating by impersonation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Friday. A case was registered under Wearing a garb or carrying a token used with fraudulent intent by a public servant) and the search was on.
Kaithvas was accorded a warm welcome in Harda city on 3 October and was welcomed by some local leaders and prominent civilians following his claim to be recruited into the Indian Air Force. A welcome procession was taken out to welcome the young man in uniform.
However, his claim turned out to be false when the Indian Air Force refused to include him, the police said. “We had received information over phone that a procession was taken out to welcome Kaithvas on October 3, when he claimed that he had been recruited as an officer in the Indian Air Force,” Varthaman said.
He said that the event was widely covered by local newspapers and created a lot of buzz on social media and attracted public attention. He said, “After that, we got a call from Nagpur (Maharashtra) and later also a letter from Indian Air Force that this young man was not appointed to any post and he was falsely claiming that he was its officer. “
He said that after receiving the letter from the Air Force, a case has been registered against him. Witnesses told that the welcome rally was taken out from the village of Kaithwas to the Ghantaghar of Harda in which patriotic songs were played and people welcomed them by garlanding them.
The event was given wide coverage by the local media and he was later clicked with several local leaders.