A gang of seven persons, including a lower rung employee of Wipro working at Noida, and another woman from the city, was arrested by Cyberabad police for allegedly duping the jobless to the tune of Rs. 15 lakh.

An amount of Rs. 4.69 lakh was recovered from them, Cyberabad Additional DCP of Crimes K. Janaki Sharmila said at a press conference. Shaik Bibi Hajra, working with a software company’s Human Resources wing at Tarnaka ganged up with Anil Kumar, Pramod and Vignesh Shukla to form a fictitious man power consultancy. The four were from Hyderabad. The quartet would lure the unemployed with placements in reputed companies through the backdoor, seeking money in return. “Hajra used to collect details of job aspirants through various web portals online and ring them up offering opportunities,” Ms. Sharmila explained.

She would convince the unemployed that using her contacts in North India, she could secure employment for them. After collecting their curriculum vitae, she used to send the candidates to meet Mohit and Ajay based in Noida and Gurgaon, respectively.

The duo, in turn, would introduce them to Sandeep Kumar Das working at Wipro’s Noida campus. The latter took victims to the company campus since he had access to it and conducted fake job interviews for them. Exploiting his position, he managed to secure letter heads of the company and gave them fake job offer letters. Amounts ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh were collected from 10 persons of Andhra Pradesh by the gang. Based on a complaint lodged by one of them, the Cyberabad police busted the gang.

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