Fake recruitments were not restricted to Punjabi University only as the kingpin had also duped youths of lakhs of rupees by issuing them fake appointment letters of beldar’s job in the canal department. This revelation was made by the main accused Amarjeet Singh Kang during his interrogation.
The police had arrested Kang on May 24, while he was travelling in his car.
At a press conference on Saturday, Patiala SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill said the accused has confessed to issuing fake appointment letters of beldar’s post in the canal department, besides issuing fake appointment letters of clerk’s post in Punjabi University to around 200 youths.
The SSP said for beldar’s job, the accused had used the name of an executive engineer of the canal department posted in Patiala.
“To make the appointment letters look authentic, the candidates were paid allowance during their ‘training’ in Akal Academy, owned by Kang,” said the SSP.
During a search of the house owned by Kang, the plice recovered Rs 10 lakhs in cash and papers of registries of three plots purchased by Kang in the name of his son. The police also recovered a computer and attendance register of the Akal Academy.
As per the SSP, the accused conducted the ‘interviews’ of the candidates for the clerk’s job in the ground and a hall of the sports department of Punjabi University. “We are investigating the role of certain varsity officials as well. Nothing can be commented as of now about varsity officials’ involvement,” said the SSP.
More than 200 youths were given fake appointment letters by the accused and each one was charged at least Rs 5 lakh in the last one year.
Around 10 youths were cheated in the name of providing them beldar’s job in the canal department.