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11 persons in ‘ARMY COMBAT FATIGUES’ arrested near Guwahati Airport with fake ID Cards

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Guwahati, Nov 17: In an interesting development earlier today, the Guwahati city Police have arrested eleven persons who dressed up in Indian Army fatigues and were found loitering around the LGBI airport at Borjhar on the outskirts of Guwahati, these 11 ‘fake Jawans’ could not produce any valid identity card of the Indian Army and their movement was ‘highly suspicious’.

These ‘Fake Jawans’ were detained by the Guwahati city Police night patrol team near the airport. Police are yet to ascertain the motive of this group as to why they were wearing the army uniform and moving around the airport which is a high-security zone.

The Police team of Azara Police Station have registered a case against them earlier today, these 11 miscreants have been arrested them and interrogation continues. Police sources have added that they might have some ‘ulterior motives.

Initially, it was the patrol party who picked up four men in Army camouflage, on interrogation by the Police team which led to the arrest of seven others who were also wearing the Army Uniforms without valid documents and who were moving around suspiciously near the airport.

However, no arms or ammunition have been recovered from their possession; Police sources added.

“We have arrested all the 11 persons. We have registered a case under several stringent sections of the IPC. In preliminary investigation what we found out that these people were staying in this area for the past one month.  They were illegally wearing Army uniforms since they could not provide any legal and valid identity card of the Indian Army. We suspect a conspiracy here and thus we need to dig out details” said Guwahati Joint Commissioner of Police Debraj Upadhayay.

Police sources added that in the investigation so far it has been found that one Dhriman Goswami, who has also been nabbed, had given them fake appointment letters to provide ‘security’ at the airport. Earlier today, the rented house where this group was staying has also been searched where several documents including ‘fake’ identity cards have been found, Police sources further added.

All 11 have been booked under IPC sections for impersonating army personnel, criminal conspiracy, counterfeiting government stamps, forgery, etc. Guwahati Police have also shared the details with CISF which is responsible for guarding the airport and Indian Army, police sources further added.


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