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30 cheated on the promise of DTC job

A racket involving some Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) staff and the son of a Delhi Police officer has been unearthed. Police said the gang has so far cheated more than 30 people by promising them jobs in the transport corporation.

delhi Updated: Jan 22, 2012 00:27 IST
Karn Pratap Singh

A racket involving some Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) staff and the son of a Delhi Police officer has been unearthed. Police said the gang has so far cheated more than 30 people by promising them jobs in the transport corporation.

Police said the gang, which charges between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh per candidate, has been running the racket for the past six months in the city.

The DTC has also lodged separate complaints with the Delhi Police's crime branch and the south district police.

DTC spokesperson Sharat Kumar confirmed the matter and said, "We have already brought this matter to the police's notice. A parallel departmental enquiry is being carried out and so far we have suspended two employees in this regard."

The scam came to light in August 2011 when five people, including a woman, approached VK Gautam, the then manager of Sarojini Nagar DTC depot, to get appointment as contractual bus conductors, a senior DTC officer said.

"Their appointment letters as well as medical certificates were forged and the matter was immediately reported to the police. The police took the five people into custody," the DTC officer said.

During questioning, they told the police that the appointment letters were given to them by Amit Malik, Navin Kumar and Udaiveer, a DTC driver, who has now been suspended.

"Since the five were victims of an organised gang of cheats, we let them go. Efforts are now on to bust the gang," the officer said, adding similar complaints were recently received from Hasanpur and Rajghat DTC bus depots also.