Four nabbed for duping railway job seekers

August 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Four people were arrested here for duping over 100 unemployed people of Rs.2 crore on the pretext of getting them jobs in the Indian Railways, police said Saturday.

The accused used to cheat job seekers by providing them fake admit cards and appointment letters pertaining to the Indian Railways.

Following a complaint Aug 20 by Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Himachal Pradesh, the mastermind of the gang, Yashpal Sharma, 39, and his associate Namo Narain Singh, 40, were arrested Wednesday evening from north Delhi’s Rohini.

Sharma, a resident of Rohtak in Haryana, worked as a salesman with a private company in Delhi. He lives in a rented flat in Sector 28 in Rohini while his father works as a booking clerk in the Indian Railways, police said.

“The accused men revealed the name of their two other associates Manoj Gupta, 33, and Surender Pratap Pandey, 50, who were arrested later,” said Sanjay Kumar Jain, deputy commissioner of police (crime and railways).

“Sharma along with his associates ran a fake recruitment racket and duped hundreds of unemployed youth across Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir,” Jain added.

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