Kolkata based military intelligence while monitoring social media activities noticed that a serving officer named Lieutenant Shivam Pandey is very active on social media and has been posting a lot of updates on Facebook, Instagram etc. In fact the officer claiming to be posted at Chinar Corps was selling a book on Amazon and Flipkart.
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Alarmed by the activities, the suspect was put under surveillance for over a month. It became evident that the person was not an army officer but an imposter. The suspect was mostly based in UP but was very evasive. Very specific information was received that the imposter will be coming to Kolkata.
Military Intelligence then laid a trap with Kolkata police and the suspect was arrested barely few kms from eastern command HQs at new market area. During his arrest, he was in combat fatigues of army officer. Raids were conducted simultaneously at nearby places and 4 more accomplices were also arrested. On being searched an Army officers Identity card, various Army letter pads, army uniform and army letter.
Sold book ‘untold story from the Indian army’ authored by him on Amazon and Flipkart.