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More than 1K people cheated on job pretext

New Delhi: A syndicate, running a call centre to cheat people for getting a job in airports of India through advertisement in newspapers, was busted.

Police said that approx 1000 innocent job aspirants cheated to the tune of nearly Rs 2.5 crore.

Police identified the accused as Chander Shekhar (49), Jitender Arya (26) (Graduate in commerce from DU), Baldev Raj (55), Beena Rani (28), Rinki (23) (Graduation from DU), Versha Kumari (22) (pursuing graduation from DU) and Bhavna (21).

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said on July 14, a complaint filed by one Rajat Verma who alleged that he read an advertisement in a national newspaper stating direct recruitment at all airports without interview and he immediately contacted the given mobile numbers in the advertisement. "On different pretexts accused took money from the complainant on the pretext of a job," police said.

DCP IGI further said that later complainant came at IGI Airport, Delhi for enquiry regarding recruitment in Airport Authority of India and found that no such job advertisement has been published by Airport Authority of India.

A team led by ACP Crime (IGIA), Abhishek Gupta started the investigation and conducted raids at the residences of both Chandra Shekhar and Jitendra (Mama and Bhanja) and office of the alleged in Lajwanti Garden, Delhi Cantt and Naraina and arrested the accused.

DCP IGI said that Chandra Shekhar wanted to build a house and he needed a huge amount of money for the same. He found this an easy and quick way to accumulate money taking advantage of innocent Job seekers in the Market. This syndicate had been contacted by more than 20,000 job aspirants in last one year and out of these approximately 1000 people fell into the trap.

Police said that gang was running a fake job call centre through which they conducted the whole operation.

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