The Government Railway Police (GRP) on late Monday night busted a fake job racket from Howrah. Acting on a tip-off, the investigating officers assembled at the Howrah station and arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in running a fake job racket.
Both the accused were from Munger in Bihar. Police came to know in the investigation that the accused, along with some others used to run a job racket in various parts of West Bengal, Bihar and some other districts.
In the interrogation the police came to know that the accused used to collect money from the job aspirants with false promises of jobs in the Indian Railways. The GRP had received several complaints in this regard for quite sometimes.
The accused have been identified as Ravishankar Kumar and Manas Kumar. The Central Intelligence Branch (CIB) officials first caught the accused and later handed them over to the police. The CIB officials said that the accused were loitering in the station area aimlessly that aroused the attention of the CIB officials and they interrogated them. The two accused called a job aspirant, Chandan Kumar at Howrah station with a promise of job in the railways. Chandan is a resident of Munger. The police said that the accused used to call the job aspirants and ask them to meet the accused at DRM office.
Police are interrogating the accused to know who the other members of the fake job racket were. Police have started a probe.