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Fake govt job racket busted

Delhi Police Crime Branch has busted an organised racket that lured prospective clients in the name of jobs in various government sponsored schemes and private companies and subsequently cheated them off their money.

The accused have been identified as Hemant Sharma (42) and Raju Bhati (31). They used to cheat the clients on the pretext of false initial payments in the form of security money, courier charges and transportation/boarding charges. According to police, a reference was received from the Ministry of Finance and RBI informing that some people are offering fake jobs in Central government schemes such as Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana Scheme as “Customer Care Executive”.

“The cheats were using the name of Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana to solicit job applications and asked the job seekers to pay security amount of Rs 13,950 by sending false offer letters. For depositing the security amount, the applicants were advised to contact the mobile number given by them,” Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) said.

During <g data-gr-id="22">investigation</g>, it came to light that the accused were providing fake job appointment letters under Swarn Jayanti Swarojgar Yojana. “One of the persons involved in the nexus was identified as Raju Bhati was apprehended. From his possession, SIM cards, electricity bills, fake voter ID cards, bank account details with ATM cards, mobile phones were recovered,” the officer added.
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