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Fake placement agency busted

Fake placement agency busted

NEW DELHI: Not every call you get from a placement agency is a genuine one. A couple residing in Hari Nagar realised it after they got a call from a house maid placement agency telling them that they are responding to a query they posted on online placement agencies. The couple fell for the trap and paid Rs 32,000 to the two maids who reached their residence but fled with the payment the very next day.

The complainant started receiving calls from one Tejbir who said he saw her query on online website for a maid. He introduced himself as owner of three star placement agency and offered to provide a house maid to her. A deal was finalised for Rs 32,000. However, on the very next day, the said placement agent sent a maid called Manisha along with another lady Reena to the house of the complainant. "The complainant gave Rs 32,000 to Reena. Thereafter, Reena took the money and left Manisha at the house of the complainant as maid. However, the maid absconded from the house of the complainant very next morning. Even the mobile phone of the maid as well as Tejbir, owner of the placement agency was found switched off," said DCP West Monika Bhardwaj.

Police investigation revealed that no such placement agency exists. Further investigation led to the arrest of a man called Lal Mukhiya who disguised as agency owner Tejbir to the complainants. The master-mind of the gang operates a fake placement agency involved in providing maids in various parts of Delhi and adjoining areas.

Both Manisha and Lal Mukhiya have been arrested.

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