A couple has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for allegedly cheating people by making them deposit money on the pretext of providing jobs.
Satwant Singh, a representative of a reputed firm, had recently lodged a complaint with the Noida police alleging that a woman identifying herself as Pooja Gupta had been cheating people on the pretext of providing jobs in the company. She offered jobs through e-mails, asked the applicants to deposit Rs.6,865 per head in a bank account and even issued them forged appointment letters.
Acting on a tip-off that the suspect was in Munirka, a Special Operations Squad team mounted a raid and arrested one Jahnavi, who was posing as Pooja Gupta, along with her husband Sumit Barara on Tuesday.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they along with their accomplices, Suraj and Manpreet, had cheated over 100 people by offering them jobs in multi-national companies.
According to the police, the accused obtained SIM cards and opened accounts in various banks on forged identification documents. They then collected data of job seekers from a popular website and contacted them through e-mails, offering lucrative jobs and asking them to deposit money in specified bank accounts. “Jahnavi used to call up the job seekers using fake names to lure them,” said a police officer.
After collecting the money, the accused issued fake joining letters through e-mail and would go underground.
The police said Sumit earlier worked as a reporter with the local news channel in Ghaziabad, after which he started property dealing business.
He came in contact with Jahnavi, who then worked as an airhostess, and married her. The couple started living in a rented accommodation in Munirka village.
The accused later quit their jobs and allegedly started cheating people.