A young man who allegedly cheated people aspiring for jobs in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been arrested in South Delhi.

The Kotla Mubarakpur police received a complaint from DMRC that a placement agency operating in the area had been fraudulently inviting applications for various posts with the company. The DMRC had not authorised any agency to conduct recruitments on its behalf.

The police found that the agency was being run by 22-year-old Yatender Yadav from a rented accommodation. Enquiries revealed that he visited the premises late at night to collect the applications sent through post. But he had gone missing about a fortnight ago.

Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Yatender at Lajpat Nagar on April 18. During interrogation, he purportedly disclosed that he offered Rs.3,000 per month to an acquaintance named Rajpal to use his office address in Kotla Mubarakpur for receiving the posts. He allegedly floated a fake firm named DMRC Placement Agency, claiming that he had struck a contract with the DMRC to receive and process job application forms. The accused got advertisements published in a Bulandshahr newspaper seeking applications for DMRC jobs at various posts. According to the police, he also got a large number of application forms printed through the same publisher and circulated them in UP and Uttarakhand.

Each applicant was asked to attach postal order or bank draft for Rs.100 or Rs.50, as per the category, to the forms.

The police are verifying the role of the publishing company. They are also in the process of calculating the total amount of money the accused had received from the applicants. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the accused had received over 15,000 forms so far. He had destroyed most of the documents to evade detection.

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