A Kharar resident was booked for allegedly duping two youths on pretext of getting them recruited in the Punjab police.
The accused has been identified by police as Mandeep Singh from Majat village of Kharar Tehsil, who works as a security guard of a private company in SAS Nagar.
Mandeep garnered Rs1.5 lakh from both the aspirants in separate cases. In first case, Gurwinder Singh of Banur alleged Mandeep of taking Rs 90,000 from him on pretext of getting him recruited in the Punjab police. In his complaint, Gurwinder alleged that Mandeep neither returned the money to him nor helped him to get a job.
In second case, a Jhanjeri village resident, Jatinder Singh, lodged a complaint with police that he had paid Rs60,000 to Mandeep following his assurance that he would get a job to him in the Punjab police. According to Jatinder the accused returned him Rs30,000, but refused to return the rest amount.
Kharar SHO Manjit Singh said the accused was out on bail in a similar case registered against him in SAS Nagar. Raids are on to nab him, said Singh, adding that he would be arrested soon.