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NO ADVERTISEMENT ISSUED ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RECRUITMENT OF CONSTABLES, SAYS PUNJAB POLICE

FIR FILED AT CYBER CELL ON CHARGES OF FORGERY, CHEATING, IDENTITY THEFT & OTHER COUNTS

 Chandigarh (Pitamber Sharma) : Terming the document being circulated on social media in this regard as fake, the Punjab Police on Monday denied issuing any advertisement inviting online applications for filling up posts for Constables.

 The police department has requested citizens to completely disregard the purported advertisement captioned  “Recruitment of Male & Female Constable – 2020 (District Police Cadre & Armed Police Cadre)”, which a spokesperson described as a fake document being circulated on social media. 

 There is no truth or veracity in the purported advertisement, said the spokesperson, adding that a perusal of the document showed that material from earlier advertisements of Punjab Police had been used to mislead the public. Further, the so-called advertisement was stated to be signed by Suresh Arora, IPS, Director General of Police, Punjab, when the fact was that Sh. Arora superannuated from service on February 7, 2019, and was no longer heading the Punjab Police force.

 An FIR u/s 420/465/468/471/120-B IPC r/w Sections 66-C, 66-D of the Information Technology Act, 2000 has been registered at the  State Cyber Crime Cell, charges of forgery, forgery for cheating, using a forged document as a genuine one, identity theft and cheating by personation by using computer resources. Investigations are in progress to identify and trace the culprits, said the spokesperson.

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