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Fake job racket busted, 4 arrested

Fake job racket busted, 4 arrested

Kolkata: In a breakthrough, Bidhannagar police have busted a

fake job racket and arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in this.

Acting on a tip-off, the team of Bidhannagar police raided a guest house in New Town and arrested the youths.

The police said that the four accused forged police recruitment certificates and Bengal Central School Service Commissions Certificates, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Certificates, West Bengal Board of Primary Education Certificates, and Indira Gandhi Open University Certificates. A huge number of stamps and some laptops, printers, holograms were also seized from their possessions.

During interrogation the accused told the police that they used to forge certificates and documents to not only earn money from the candidates but also assured them of providing jobs. The accused have been identified as Gopal Paramanik from Howrah, Avijit Chetri from Hooghly and Shantosh Sharma from Howrah and Tanmay Mahato, who is a resident of Regent Park area.

Police have started suo motu complaint in New Town police station. It may be recalled that a complaint was lodged with Cyber Crime Police Station of Bidhannagar Police almost a year ago alleging that fake websites of government organisations have been created to cheat job aspirants. A senior official of the West Bengal Central School Service

Commission had lodged a complaint after coming across fake job portals. In a similar complaint, an official of the Group D Recruitment Board that houses its office at the Utility Building at New Town stated that some fake websites were created.

Police however took immediate steps and initiated a probe in this connection and came to know after preliminary investigation that the fake websites were created with an intention to cheat youths after assuring them help to get government jobs.

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