Prashant alias Parsharam Bhaurao Patil, a resident of Khanapur from Belagavi district who is a 32-year-old Army deserter who was later sacked was arrested in Ahmednagar on Saturday afternoon for posing as a military officer.
Several fake army identity cards, CSD cards, dependent cards in the name of his mother and wife, Aadhaar and PAN cards, an Army stamp, as well as five mobile phones were recovered from him.
He continued donning the uniform and moving around in a vehicle with an ”on Army duty” board even when he was sacked from the army.
Though he was sacked from the Army, he continued donning the uniform and moving around in a vehicle with an ”on Army duty” board,” the official said.
The Mumbai Mirror in Feb 2014 had posted a story Sepoy who posed as Major to impress girl, arrested. He seems to be the same person.
Not an officer and definitely not a gentleman: an army sepoy, who posed as a Major of the Special Forces of elite 3rd Parachute Regiment and stole a Yamaha bike of a jawan to impress a girl earlier this month, was arrested on Thursday. Sleuths of the Military Intelligence (MI), Southern Command, were on his trail since January. However, it was the vigilance of constable Sachin Ugle who caught sepoy Parshuram Bhaurao Patil (26) riding a bike with fake registration number in Mandai. According to police, Patil is a native of Belagavi district, Karnataka and was posted with the 46 Assam Rifles.
Police Inspector (crime) Sandipan Sawant said, “”Patil was arrested and during interrogation, he told us he stole the bike and changed its registration number. Speaking to Mirror, an army officer said, “”Patil has not reported to his 46 Assam Rifle Regiment for last one-and-a-half year. During interrogation he told us that he was trying to impress a girl posing as Major.”