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Former airhostess, journo cheated over 100 job seekers

An e-mail assuring you a job at a multi-national company but after you deposit money in a certain bank account first.

delhi Updated: Mar 31, 2010 23:38 IST
HT Correspondent

An e-mail assuring you a job at a multi-national company but after you deposit money in a certain bank account first.

More than 100 people fell for something as unbelievable as this. And what did they have to show in the end — a fake appointment letter.

On Wednesday, the Delhi police’s crime branch arrested the husband-wife duo who were the masterminds of this racket.

Police said Sumit Barara (23), who worked as a crime reporter for a local TV channel, and his wife Jahnavi (21), a former airhostess, were apprehended on Tuesday.

Additional Commissioner (Crime) Neeraj Thakur said the arrests came following a complaint filed by one Satwant Singh.

One Pooja Gupta was cheating people on the pretext of getting them jobs as engineer and manager in their company.

“She was asking job seekers to deposit Rs 6,865 in a particular account. She also gave a mobile number to contact her,” the ACP said.

During investigations, it came to light that the gang was operating from Munirka.

The couple told the police that they worked with Suraj and Manpreet, residents of Ghaziabad, and cheated more than 100 job seekers.

“They obtained SIM cards on different names and addresses on the basis of fake documents. They also opened bank accounts after producing forged documents. Then they collected data of job seekers from various websites,” added Thakur.

Police said the gang sent e-mails to job seekers offering them jobs in multi-national companies. They would give an account number to deposit money.

“Once they get the money, they would issue a fake joining letter to their victim via e-mail. After withdrawing the money from the account, they would switch off that mobile number,” the ACP added.