Pune: A youth aspiring to join the Army landed in Yerwada Central Prison for allegedly submitting a forged marksheet to gain entry into the Indian Army.
The accused, identified as Daaud Ahmed Noor Shaikh (22), a resident of Kopargaon in Ahmednagar, was arrested by officials of the Bund Garden police station on Monday. Shaikh has been charged with cheating and forgery.
According to the Bund Garden police, Shaikh applied for the post of an Army Jawan and submitted his marksheets of Std XII (Science).
Police Sub Inspector A Pathan, who is investigating the case, said that as per the rules of recruitment in Indian Army, a person requires at least 40 marks in Mathematics. Shaikh had scored only 37 and hence modified his marks in Mathematics from 37 to 41. Shaikh also modified his marks in Marathi from 71 to 67 in order to keep the total marks the same.
“He also modified the monogram of Nashik Education Board. The incident came to light when Army officers were verifying the marksheets. They found a difference in actual marksheets and Shaikh’s and hence a case was lodged,” added Pathan.
Shaikh has been remanded to judicial custody and was sent to Yerwada Central Prison. The police said Shaikh has studied till Std XII only.