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Gurgaon: Overseas employment racket busted, one held

A resident of Gurgaon’s Rajiv Nagar lodged a complaint with the police claiming the accused promised him a job overseas and duped him of ₹2,25,618

gurgaon Updated: May 27, 2017 23:36 IST
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The was arrested for cheating multiple job seekers including a resident of Badshahpur. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

A fake oversees employment racket was busted and one of the accused was arrested by the city police from Sector 18 Noida on May 24.

Sachin Saini, a resident of Rajiv Nagar, Gurgaon, had complained to the police on March 25 that a person promised him of job abroad and duped him of Rs 2,25,618.

The cyber cell of the Gurgaon police, led by inspector Anand Kumar, investigated the case and found that the accused, identified as Suraj Pratap Rai, was operating an employment racket.

“It appears that Rai has duped several people and taken lakhs from them. He acted on behalf of prominent job sites but had no connection with them,” said Sumit Kuhar, DCP, Crime.

The accused had multiple bank accounts, Aadhaar cards, debit and credit cards that were used to dupe people, the police said.

According to the police, Saini had received a call from a job site about a vacancy with a firm in Dubai.

As directed, Saini uploaded his profile on the job portal, the police said. The accused, who identified himself as Anil Chopra, asked Saini to also deposit money in two bank accounts for visa and air fare and processing fee.

Later, when Saini called the accused and tried to find the whereabouts of the firm that was purportedly going to employ him, he failed to get any update. When everything else failed, he approached the police and filed a complaint.

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The cyber crime unit investigated the case and an FIR was lodged in Sector 14 police station in May 11 in the incident.

The two bank accounts that were provided to the victim were found to be opened under the mane of one Ronit Rai of Sector 18, Noida. Police found that the account was opened on the basis of forged documents.

On May 24, the police arrested Suraj Pratap Rai, alias Rohit Rai. He has been remanded in police custody till May 30. The search for other accused in the case is still on and police are investigating the case.

First Published: May 27, 2017 23:35 IST