The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Sunday arrested four people on charges of cheating few youth by assuring them Railway jobs.
Police said that the all the four accused are from Odisha and they used to run an inter-state job racket.
On Sunday, they had asked two youth from Andhra Pradesh to come to Sealdah to take some documents related to their jobs.
The accused had taken Rs 9 lakh from the job aspirants and provided them fake appointment letters. Members of the racket are present in many other states.
The accused assured the job aspirants that they will be joining in the Sealdah section of the Railways and had asked them to come to Sealdah station with more Rs 6 lakh.
Following the instruction, the job aspirants reached the station area on Sunday morning. Acting on a tip-off, the GRP officers arrested the persons when they were about to take the money from the job aspirants.
A police officer said in a bid to distract the job aspirants, the accused had asked them to come to the station instead of meeting them somewhere in Odisha.
Police have come to know about their modus operandi. They trap job aspirants from different parts of the country and the accused meet the aspirants for the first time posing as Railway officials. The first meeting takes place near any office of the railways in the region from which the aspirants actually belongs.
Later, they are called for medical and other tests. The tests are also staged in such a way that the aspirants think that they are appearing for a real one. Following the tests, the aspirants are provided with fake appointment letters. In the meantime, the accused continue taking money from them in phases. The accused took more than Rs 6 to Rs 7 lakh from each of the aspirants.