Fake job racket busted, 1 held
A recruitment racket that duped unemployed youth with the promise of Railway jobs has been busted by the arrest of its gang leader from the Civic Centre in Kamla Market area, police said on Wednesday.
The accused Neeraj Kumar Singh was arrested by a Crime Branch team on a complaint of a victim who was promised job of a TC (Ticket Collector) with Railways.
Neeraj, who is a management graduate, worked as an assistant manager with a multi-national pizza outlet in Bangalore, started cheating unemployed youths after he himself was duped of Rs 8 lakh by cheats who had promised him a job with Railways, said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).
The racket run by Neeraj allegedly duped about 20 unemployed youths and earned several lakh rupees, he said.
The victims were contacted by the racket through <g data-gr-id="19">telecallers</g> and would be made to pay over Rs one lakh in the name of filling up application forms, medical examinations and interviews.
The victims were also sent to Kharagpur and Dhanbad in Jharkhand for medical examinations and interviews where gang members Amit and D K Sharma would meet each candidate and receive the money from them, the officer said.