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4 held for duping people on pretext of providing jobs in govt schemes

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have busted a syndicate of cheating unemployed youths on the pretext of providing jobs in leading government schemes including Ayushman Bharat Yojna.

Police identified the accused as Gyan Prakash (30), Rishi Kant (27), Ram Narayan (28) and Praveen Kumar (22). Meanwhile police have recovered register from the accused in which 60 courier receipts were found.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said that Gyan Prakash was nabbed from Faridabad. Later all other accused were arrested from the same area. During interrogation Gyan Prakash said that he had huge debts to pay.

One of his friend convinced him to earn huge money through an easy way of cheating people on the pretext of providing jobs in leading plans,projects of Central Government.

The friend introduced him with the main kingpins of these type of criminal acts and some other persons, including Rishi Kant and two others. Kant used to provide bank accounts, sim cards and other aids to the kingpins. Their accomplices used to provide written and printed material of government plans. Gyan Prakash learned the tricks of the trade from them and after that he started his new carrier.

He initially managed a bank account and SIM cards on fake IDs with the help of his friend. Rishi Kant told his friend Ram Narayan, (also a resident of same locality), to manage above material and offered him good commission of Rs 10,000 per Bank Account and Rs 500 per Mobile SIM card.

Gyan Prakash managed laptop, printer, stamps, stationary, and material of "Krishi Vigyan Kendra" (KVK) and later on "Ayushman Bharat Yojna" (ABY).

He established a setup at his own house and started cheating innocent job seekers by placing advertisement in newspapers, dispatching fake joining letters and convincing them to deposit a amount of Rs 12,500 in the account number provided through the mobile number. The team under SHO Vinod Narang made the arrest.

Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, National Health Authority said, "Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana Ayushman Bharat is a free healthcare scheme and will never ask any individual to deposit money either for a job opportunity or insurance e-card registration, etc. Such fraudulent activities go against the entire National Health Authority's system as well as our efforts. Hence, we request our colleagues in the media to verify the source of information before publishing an advertisement related to the PM-JAY Ayushman Bharat Scheme in their esteemed publications."

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