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2-day remand of job racket accused

A Gurgaon district court on Saturday sent Vishal Shokeen, 38, on a two-day police remand. The accused, a former employee of an MNC, allegedly fleeced people on the pretext of getting them employment in MNCs.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2011 00:03 IST
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A Gurgaon district court on Saturday sent Vishal Shokeen, 38, on a two-day police remand. The accused, a former employee of an MNC, allegedly fleeced people on the pretext of getting them employment in MNCs.

Several police teams have been conducting raids in Bhopal and Indore to nab the six other accused, including a woman, involved in the fake job racket.

“We will interrogate him and extract information about the gang. We will investigate as to how many people have been duped by the gang. We will also probe whether the gang was active in other cities as well,” said a senior police official. Shokeen was arrested following a complaint by executives of one of the affected companies, IBM. The accused not only conducted campus interviews at management and engineering colleges in Bhopal, Indore and Jind, but he also issued forged appointment letters.

Shokeen was employed in IBM around five years ago.

He reportedly charged Rs 50,000 from each college for conducting placement sessions. The matter came to light when the victims reached the Gurgaon-based office of IBM and found that the appointment letters were forged.