Despite DGP Vikas Sahay maintaining that the Opposition is “making a mountain of a molehill” over the recent lapse of a “failed” candidate having made it to the Karai Police Academy, trickling details emerging now do point otherwise.
It turns out that the fake trainee PSI who was nabbed, Tuesday, had been living on the campus for one-and-a half months. While accused Mayur Tadvi enrolled in the Academy, another individual whose name was on the list of chosen candidates never turned up. Since the total number of selected candidates at Karai academy remained the same — 582— Tadvi’s presence went unnoticed.
Sources in the Gujarat Police said the breach of the selection protocol reveals the lack of fool-proof verification procedure at Karai academy. On Tuesday, M.N. Rana, a police inspector at the Academy, filed a complaint with Dabhoda police against Mayur Tadvi, a resident of Dharmapura village in Dabhoi taluka of Vadodara. The complaint charges Tadvi with entering the Academy on basis of a forged letter.
Investigation reveals that Tadvi obtained the letter from his “social media friend” Mehul Rathwa. The original letter was issued to one Dinesh Rathwa on January 9 and Tadvi gained entry to the academy on January 23 after forging that letter. Interestingly, insiders added that Dinesh Rathwa, whose call letter was forged, was also training at the Academy.
The name of the absent candidate has yet not been revealed, which only points fingers at deeper workings within to accommodate Tadvi’s entry.