Three persons were arrested on the charge of running a fake job racket and duping one person of Rs 1 Lakh with the promise him getting him a job.
Acting on the complaint of one Tanmoy Paul, a resident of Baguiati in North 24 Parganas, Bidhannagar City Police arrested three persons – Amit Biswas, Malay Biswas and Rajib Singh – for cheating the youth of Rs 1 lakh after promising him with a job in the West Bengal Health Service.
A senior officer of Bidhannagar City Police said Amit Biswas had earlier been arrested by Kolkata Police for duping a woman of around Rs 20,000, but had secured bail from the Bankshall Court.
Biswas had promised Pritikona Dey of getting her a job in the state Agri-Marketing department.
Dey alleged that she had received an application form from the accused trio, which she had handed over to an unknown person.
A laptop, documents with the state Health department’s fake stamp issued for training purpose, and other documents of the organisation used for issuing appointment letters were seized from the trio, said an investigating officer.
Paul had first met the trio three months ago. After a brief interview, they asked him to pay Rs 1 lakh and assured him that he will get the job.
He was later called to Swasthya Bhawan, the headquarters of the state Health department, but no more interviews were taken and the accused could not be contacted.
Realising that he had been duped, Paul went to the airport police station and lodged a complaint.
Police initiated an investigation and laid a trap for the offenders. An officer called up the numbers of racketeers, posing as a candidate.
The officer was called up at Swasthya Bhawan and the accused took money from him. Police officers then caught the accused red-handed while taking money from the officer. They were later produced before a court.