Two held for duping people posing as govt employees
In a new strategy used by conmen, three young cousins from UP were duped inside Delhi's Udyog Bhawan for a "job interview" as part of a recruitment process, which also saw issuance of their "appointment letters" as lower division clerks and their names and roll numbers being released on a fake "Staff Selection Commission website".
The accused were later arrested following a complaint and after interrogation, it was found that they have conned about 15-16 persons in the same manner and also duped people in Shashtri Bhawan.
The cousins soon realised that they were conned by three men after they checked the real website but by that time, they have already been conned of Rs 1 lakh from each of them after sealing a deal for 4 lakh per person for a backdoor appointment on LDC post.
On July 28, one of the cousin Sunil Kumar Golti, a resident of Meerut, lodged a complaint in Police Station South Avenue saying that he and his cousins Rahul Kumar, resident of Muzzaffar Nagar and Dinesh Kumar from Meerut have been cheated by gang who posed themselves working as LDC and UDC in Udyog Bhavan.
"They assured of arranging government jobs for all three of them on payment of Rs 4 lakh per candidate. Having agreed with the proposal, they first met Rajvir, who further introduced them to SriKant and Ajay Kumar, so called employees at Udyog Bhawan," said DCP New Delhi BK Singh.
"They were called three times at Udyog Bhawan on pretext of filling up application forms, interview, written exams and finally got medical examination at GTB Hospital,New Delhi," Singh added.
The youths thinking it to be a genuine selection procedure paid Rs 50,000 each on every step and finally the accused persons showed them their result at the fake SSC sites.
"Complainant could not find any exam result for such posts at the real websites of SSC and sensing that there is something fishy in it, he lodged this complaint," said the officer.
The cops along with the CISF at Udyog Bhavan gathered intelligence inputs on the suspects.
On August 4, the cops apprehended two of the accused Rakesh and Salahuddin from gate number 12. During the arrest, the duo were in the process of duping other candidates as well on the pretext of giving government jobs .
"The arrested accused told the cops that they have used similar modus operandi by conducting interviews for job aspiring candidates at other government buildings including 'Shashtri Bhawan' and so far they have cheated about 15-16 persons in this manner," said DCP new Delhi BK Singh.