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Woman caught running job ‘scam’ from I-T dept office building

By, Lucknow
Nov 22, 2022 10:20 PM IST

She allegedly gave ‘appointment’ letters to some of the job aspirants after taking money from them. The police also took seven other people, said to be job aspirants, in custody after some I-T officials spotted them and the woman inside the office building.

A woman was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly running a job scam from inside the Income Tax (I-T) department building in the city’s Hazratganj area. She was caught conducting counterfeit interviews for different posts in the department from a cafeteria on the office premises, an official note said.

A senior police official said the woman had been visiting the I-T office for the past one week, and befriended staff of the cafeteria by identifying herself as an officer. More arrests in the matter were likely, the cop added.
A senior police official said the woman had been visiting the I-T office for the past one week, and befriended staff of the cafeteria by identifying herself as an officer. More arrests in the matter were likely, the cop added.

She allegedly gave ‘appointment’ letters to some of the job aspirants after taking money from them. The police also took seven other people, said to be job aspirants, in custody after some I-T officials spotted them and the woman inside the office building.

In a press note, a senior IT official said the woman, identified as one Priyanka Mishra from Shahjahanpur district, had issued several fake appointment letters, and even was in possession of fake department stamps that were recovered. “The woman was spotted in the staff cafeteria of the I-T office around 3 pm. She could not give satisfactory answer when the I-T officials asked the reason for her presence in the building. She even tried to escape when she was being handed over to the Hazartganj police,” the official added.

He said the police also took custody of seven people present there, after which it was found out that they were job aspirants with letters for appointment as I-T inspectors. The police were urged to register an FIR of fraud and forgery against the woman, the I-T official said.

A senior police official said the woman had been visiting the I-T office for the past one week, and befriended staff of the cafeteria by identifying herself as an officer. More arrests in the matter were likely, the cop added.

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