The Delhi police on Tuesday busted a gang that used to dupe people of their hard-earned money on the pretext of sending them to West Asian countries for jobs.
Three members of the gang were arrested by the police with 75 fake visas, five original passports of different job aspirants, 37 medical certificates and other related documents. The gang had planned to cheat 75 more innocent people using the same modus operandi, they said.
The three men have been identified as Aas Mohammad (35), Mohammad Altaf (32) and Ayub (52). Police came to know of the gang’s operation after Jeeshan Beg, a Mumbai resident, complained on Monday that he had been cheated on the pretext of being provided a job in West Asia.
“The complainant, on the advice of a friend, approached Aas Mohammad, one of the three accused, and said he was unemployed,” said Bhairon Singh Gurjar, DCP (East).
“On meeting Aas Mohammad at his office in Krishna Nagar, Beg was asked to deposit his passport and other relevant documents along with a processing fee of Rs 6,000 and a visa fee of Rs 30,000, of which he paid R19,000 in advance,” said the DCP.
After paying the advance fee, Beg returned to Mumbai. A few days later, he received an email regarding his visa visa for uwait, but was suspicious. He approached the Kuwait embassy in Mumbai for verification, where he learnt that his VISA was fake.
On trying to contact Aas Mohammad, Beg realised he had been cheated. A case was registered against the accused, after which a police team was set up to apprehend the gang.
Aas Mohammad’s interrogation revealed that he worked alongside two other associates and used the same modus operandi to cheat people, shifting from one place to another from time to time. The other two accused were arrested at his instance.