A Hazratganj-based firm allegedly duped over 250 unemployed youths by assuring them jobs in government ambulance services and different posts in Indian Railways. The police said the firm - Globe Multi Link - was being operated by one Ashish Kumar Shukla with its office in Raja Ram Kumar Plaza for the past two years.
The sleuths of Lucknow crime branch on Sunday made these revelations after arresting Shukla from his office on the complaint of a Sant Kabir Nagar resident Sohail Ahmad Khan. He alleged that Shukla duped Rs. 1.10 lakh from him after assuring job to his younger brother Wasi Ahmad Khan in 108-ambulance service. He had also lodged an FIR of fraud and forgery against Shukla and his accomplices. He accused Shukla for issuing forged training letter for his younger brother and fooling him.
Dinesh Kumar Singh, additional superintendent of police (ASP), crime branch said the police team arrested Shukla from his office and recovered over 50 fraudulently prepared training letters for different jobs. He said the police also recovered medical fitness and police verification certificates of several youths from his office. Besides, the details of at least 121 job aspirants and many other things were also recovered from the office.
“During interrogation, Shukla confessed to his crime and revealed that he had cheated over 250 persons in the name of providing jobs. He flaunted his connections in different government departments and minted money from them,” said Singh and added, by practising such fraud, Shukla must have accumulated crores by now.
He said Shukla was operating his network in a very meticulous manner and even had hired staff of five people to carry out his nefarious activities. He said the accused intentionally kept four girls in his staff, as he believed that they could convince job aspirants more easily.
“Mostly the youths from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with rural backgrounds were on their target. They used to collect details about the unemployed youths through their links in different telecom companies and later offer them jobs calling them on their mobile phones,” the ASP said while explaining the modus operandi.