A MAN, who posed as a clerk in the collectorate and supporter of State Public Works Department Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, duped a young widow of all her savings by promising to get her a job in the office of District Collector.
When the woman arrived at the Collectorate in search of the clerk this morning, she was told that no such person worked there. On hearing her plea, Additional Collector Ramesh Bhandari wrote a letter to ASP Rajesh Hingankar seeking police inquiry into the matter.
A Meghdoot Nagar resident and mother of two school going children, Geeta Parmar visited State Bank of Indore Phadnis Colony branch on A B Road to withdraw a sum of Rs 2000 on September 1 to meet house expenses. Since she did not know how to fill the withdrawal slip, she requested Ajay Yadav, who was standing near to fill it. Yadav looked at Geeta’s bank passbook, which showed a deposit of Rs 50,000 in her account.
Instead of filling the withdrawal slip, Yadav asked her whether her husband was alive and whether she had a regular job. Geeta told him that her husband Rajesh, a driver with a private firm, passed away seven years back. She also told him that she was a daily wager and had no steady source of income. Yadav then promised a government job at the Collectorate and said that he needed Rs 50,000 to bribe the officials for the purpose. He also gave her cell number (98262-836214) to gain her confidence.
Geeta, who fell for the job promise, withdrew Rs 50,000 from the bank and gave it to him. For past one week, attempts to contact Yadav on his cell number proved futile. Geeta lives in rented premises with her old mother and the Rs 50,000 was the only savings she had. The company had given the sum to the family after Rajesh’s death.
This is the second such incident in the past one month. The earlier incident pertained to candidates who appeared for Hindi typing examinations. A few days after the exams, the candidates landed at SDM P S Bagga’s office with their appointment letters that contained his signature. It was only when Bagga’s office denied issuing the letters and told them that the signatures had been forged that the candidates and office clerks came to know of the fraud.