Many youngsters dream of cracking civil services examination in India to join the administration and serve the country (and also enjoy the VIP perks associated with it). Students who aspire to join the civil services work hard to clear the exams by hook or crook. But to what extent can you push your limits to achieve your dreams? We bet not as much as Zoya!
The story of Zoya Khan, a civil service aspirant, looks fresh out of the climax of a masala Bollywood movie.
The woman, who holds a masters degree in Political Science from Delhi University failed in her civil services exams in 2017. But couldn’t move over her desire of being an officer. Hence, with the help of some old tricks and the latest tech, the woman managed to gain all that she wanted.
She made forged documents and id cards, a fake pistol and fake email IDs to prove her identity as an Indian Foreign Service Officer, Nuclear Policy Officer of United Nations Security Council and that of a US diplomat in Afghanistan.
Zoya used to send emails to officials from her ‘official id’- [email protected] (registered with GoDaddy) to seek police protection. She had also used voice changing app on her phone to call up a police officer. She pretended to be Anil Sharma, personal assistant to herself to inquire about the police escort.
The woman also used to make police officers salute her, reports India Today. Her extremely professional con job got busted when she yelled at Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) SSP Vaibhav Krishna for delaying police protection. Smelling something fishy, the SSP called for an inquiry on Zoya. Police soon raided her 3 BHK apartment in Noida extension where she lives with her husband Harsh Singh.
Apart from the fake IDs, cops also recovered fake pistol, laptops, walkie talkies from her place along with two luxury cars, reported TOI. The 35-year-old was arrested with her husband who worked as a banker earlier.
While people toil hard day and night to crack these exams, news of a woman conning the government for over 18 months posing as an IFS is disgusting. We hope the judiciary doles out the proper punishment soon.