MHOW: A missed salute alerted Army intelligence to an imposter, dressed within the uniform of a Bihar Regiment jawan, in Mhow cantonment on Republic Day. The suspect, 24-year-old Mithun Verma, was taking footage of various areas of the cantonment in Indore district when he was nabbed, mentioned Mhow sub-divisional police officer Vinod Sharma.
When Mithun was clicking photographs of the Infantry Museum on Mall Road, an officer was passing by and observed that the ‘sepoy’ didn’t salute him, mentioned sources. His suspicions aroused, the officer checked Mithun and started asking questions. The Bihar Regiment badge on the imposter’s beret was inverted and he wasn’t capable of reply the place he was posted at current.
The officer alerted intelligence officers and an Army fast response crew swiftly took him into custody. Mithun carried color pictures of a pretend id card and the CSD canteen card of a soldier on his cell phone, Sharma mentioned. “Army and police found that he had three sets of brand new Army uniforms and his mobile had pictures of soldiers posted at Mhow. Our investigation is on,” he added.
Upon interrogation, he confessed that he labored as a personal safety guard in an aluminum manufacturing facility in Pithampur industrial space, police mentioned. He is a local of Kodiakhedi village in Rajgarh district, some 200km from Mhow.
Sources mentioned that Mithun had tried to affix the armed forces however couldn’t make it previous the choice stage. Then, he began posing as a soldier with the ten Bihar Regiment earlier than villagers and his family. Army officers are interrogating Mithun to hint the supply of the cast IDs. tnn