Muzaffarnagar (UP): A man served in the Army for 33 years and two years after his retirement, the police will now inquire whether he joined the force on the basis of fake documents.

A case was registered against the retired jawan on the directive of a court yesterday, a senior police official said. The accused, a resident of Nirali village in the district, served the army for 33 years and was drawing a pension for last two years in the name of another person, said Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Singh.

An RTI activist had filed a petition in the court, alleging that the accused got into the Army using forged documents 35 years ago. The police has started the investigation. — (PTI)