The economic offences wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police have arrested three persons for running a fake recruitment racket in the name of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The trio have allegedly duped at least 50 people to the tune of Rs 1 crore.
Among them is a former Border Security Force (BSF) constable and a private school teacher. They’ve been identified as Jaswant Singh, 42, Baljeet Singh, 59, and Parvinder Singh, 36.
They were arrested following the complaint of a national-level boxer, Shiv Kumari, who had alleged that she was tricked into paying them R1 lakh in Delhi on the false promise of a job in CISF under the sports quota.
Police said the three used to masquerade as CISF officials and moved around in CISF uniform with wireless sets in a white gypsy to fool the victims. They had also created a fake CISF website in which false enrollment results were uploaded to hoodwink potential job aspirants.
Sandeep Goel, joint commissioner of police (EOW), said, “The three had shown Kumari her result on their fake website www.cisfrecruitment.in. She was also given a fake appointment letter and told to join the CISF national training centre in Hyderabad. When she reached Hyderabad, she was told that her appointment letter was fake.”
After a case was registered, the EOW team learnt that Kumari had paid the accused in the New Delhi Railway station waiting room. The CCTV footage was obtained and the accused were identified. Raids were conducted at their hideouts and they were caught.
“Their interrogation revealed they usually approached and trapped victims on trains. They targeted unemployed people from rural areas,” added Goel.