Delhi Police have arrested four persons, including a management student and an IT student, who used to cheat aspirant engineers on pretext of providing them job.
The arrested have been identified as Abhay Kumar - an MBA student, Sudhir - a post graduation student, Madhuresh - who runs a consultancy agency in Noida, and Devender - who works as a sales agent for a company called Addigo.
The arrests came following investigations into a complaint by a mobile and internet service provider company that there is a gang who is cheating innocent persons by organising sham interviews and giving fake appointment letters.
"Some IT professionals landed at their office in Okhla with appointment letters for different jobs in the company. The company was shocked to find that all of them had been interviewed in the office itself. The victims told them that they had paid R35,000 each for the job," said Ajay Chaudhry, additional commissioner of police (southeast).
Police said the accused contacted the victims through sources in placement agencies based in different states. Two of the accused used to contact the victims on telephone and called for a walk-in interview near the office of the company.
"At the gate of the company, they posed as sales executives and gained access," Chaudhry added, saying, "They also took help of a company employee who organised the interviews in the conference hall which was usually empty."
After the interview, the victims were assured of the job and handed over an appointment letter. The appointment letter was given for a date which would be 10-15 days later. The accused persons were apprehended from Greater Noida on the basis of technical surveillance by police.