Four held for duping jobless

January 14th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday arrested four men for allegedly duping at least 1,500 unemployed people and robbing them of their millions of rupees after promising them jobs.Akram Ali, 32, his relative Esrail, 36, and their accomplices Mohammed Saleem, 25, and Manhar Kumar, 30, were arrested from Okhla area for cheating many unemployed people from Rajasthan and other states through advertisement published in different newspapers promising jobs of mechanics, helpers, carpenters and supervisors.

The police said the arrests were made on a complaint by Suresh Kumar Panchal, a resident of Indore. The accused have cheated Panchal of Rs.2,800.

“On an average, they used to cheat seven-eight people every day. In their interrogation they have admitted to duping at least 1,500 people in the past three years,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast Delhi) Ajay Chaudhary.

“The accused used to dress smartly and used to issue appointment letters after taking money from them. To avoid any suspicion they used to take interview over phone and then used to call people to Delhi,” Chaudhary said.

The police said after every 15 days the accused used to change their mobile numbers to avoid their arrests.

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