A conman, who duped several people on the pretext of job in the railways, was arrested by the government railway police (GRP), Ludhiana. He had issued appointment letters to the victims, asking them to join as travelling ticket examiner (TTE).
The accused was identified as Amit Kumar alias Noble Jacob of Bhulath village of Kapurthala. He was produced before a court on Tuesday, which sent him to one-day police custody.
A case under sections 420, 468 and 471 of the IPC was registered against him at GRP police station on May 23. Around seven people who were duped of `25 lakh had complained against the accused.
Yielding about the arrest, sub-inspector Balbir Singh said the accused impersonating as TTE used to roam on the railway station platforms. He had come in contact with a vendor, Jeevan Lal. The accused lured him that he had contacts in the railway ministry and could secure a TTE's job for his son. The accused had told him that as the railways had vacancies and he could secure jobs for his relatives too, if they were interested.
Jeevan Lal told to police that he along with another vendor and their relatives had paid `25 lakh to the accused. The accused had handed over fake appointment letters to them. The fraud came to the fore when the applicants had reached to join the job.
Singh said the accused was arrested from the railway station on Monday.