Fake job racket busted in east Delhi; ‘mastermind’, two women employees arrested
The arrests were made on Friday following an investigation into the complaints filed by several job aspirants at the Anand Vihar police station. All the complaints were against a company run from a rented office in east Delhi’s Surajmal Vihar in tdelhi police, he name and style of “HR Bid Solutiondelhi Updated: Feb 17, 2018 23:19 IST
Three persons, including two women, were arrested for allegedly running a fake job racket in east Delhi. Police officials said that the syndicate has duped more than 50 unemployed people of around ₹5 lakh by promising jobs in multinational companies, schools and other private sectors.
Nupur Prasad, deputy commissioner of police (Shahdara), said the arrested man, identified only by his first name Ankush, is the alleged mastermind of the fake job racket. He had employed two women for allegedly accessing details of job aspirants on various job search and social networking websites and lure them by offering them non-existent jobs, said the DCP.
According to Prasad, the arrests were made on Friday following an investigation into the complaints filed by several job aspirants at the Anand Vihar police station. All the complaints were against a company run from a rented office in east Delhi’s Surajmal Vihar in the name and style of “HR Bid Solution”.
“The complainants alleged that they had received calls and text messages, saying their biodatas were shortlisted for jobs and they should visit the company’s office for interviews and other formalities,” said Prasad.
The candidates were asked to fill in different forms and were made to pay between ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 as processing fee, said police. “After taking money from over 30 such unemployed people, the racketeers switched off their contact numbers and shut down their Surajmal Vihar office,” said Prasad.
While the investigators visited the office, they learnt that the racketeers had vacated the premises.
The racket was busted when the accused called one of the complainants, Sweta, the second time.
Prasad said that around 10 days after she was duped the first time, Sweta received a similar job offer call. She realised that the woman caller’s voice was similar to the one who had duped her of money previously. Sweta alerted investigators and probe revealed that a similar racket was being run from Jagatpuri area.
“We raided the office and arrested two women. Their interrogation led to the arrest of Ankush. He told us that he ran such companies at various places,” the DCP said, adding they were interrogating the arrested persons to ascertain the number of people they had cheated in the past.
First Published: Feb 17, 2018 23:19 IST