Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested two employees of Indian Railways who cheated over 100 persons on the pretext of providing jobs in the railways. The duo used to take Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh from people and invest it in properties.
The arrested have been identified as Om Pal Singh (38), a helper in Northern Railways in the office of division mechanical engineer and Sandeep Kumar (37), a staff welfare inspector in Indian Railway Conference Association at Connaught Place.
"The arrests came following a complaint received by police that a railway employee promised the complainant that he would get job for his daughter and the wife of his brother-in-law. He was promised booking reservation clerk or ticket checker jobs in the railways. The complainant had already paid R2.5 lakh and another R2.5. lakh was to be paid after getting the job," said Ashok Chand, DCP (crime). Singh and Kumar have been allegedly cheating people since 2008.
Police have recovered 80 completed application forms along with photographs and documents of candidates bearing forged stamps of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), 39 incomplete application forms bearing forged stamps of RRB and 26 blank application forms bearing forged stamps of the board from them.
The accused used to identify job aspirants through their local contacts. In order to win their confidence, the duo showed the aspirants a recruitment form bearing the stamp of Railway Recruitment Board and the stamp of a senior officer, both of which had been affixed using fake stamps and told that the job is assured. "Subsequently, they used to tell that they would have to appear in the examination or interview as a formality.
The duo used to collect photographs and educational documents of the candidates," Chand added.
When the call letters for the examination were received by the candidate, they would tell them to appear in the examination as it was a formality to be completed. Some times, the candidates cleared the examination on merit. The success of their selection was then claimed by the accused persons and they pocketed the money. For the unsuccessful candidates, they gave excuses regarding their non selection but never returned their money.