Published On: Tue, Sep 8th, 2015

“Fake IFS” officer turns up at LBS academy arrested

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Mussoorie/Dehradun: After the case of Fake IAS officer sometime back, the Lal Bahadur Shastri IAS Academy in Mussoorie was in the headline once again. This time a case of a youth claiming to be an IFS officer has cropped up at the institute.

Told officers selected under “special quota” by the President

The man, Romi Mahendroo, from Indira Nagar in Lucknow, passed from a reputed Lucknow school, did his BBA from Dehradun and MBA from Pune. However, he allegedly told academy officials that he had been selected for the IFS through a “special quota” of the President of India.

According to the police, on Saturday, Mahendroo left his Lucknow residence after telling his mother that he had been selected in the IFS and was going to join LBSNAA. He met the staff and security detail of the academy on Sunday as well as Monday morning and told them that he has been selected for the service through the special quota.

The police said the youth reached the IAS academy for training in the morning. He was continuously enquiring about his joining procedure. However, he left the place after the academy  staff told him that there was no information about any such appointment in the academy. Suspecting foul play, the academy administration reported the matter to the police, which detained the youth and brought him to the police station for interrogation.

As no official complaint was made from LBSNAA, police did not take further action against him. After several rounds of questioning, it was decided that a police team would escort him back to his residence in Lucknow.

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