Two key operators of a fake job racket were arrested in Bhubaneshwar on Thursday, three days after police took into custody, three persons in this connection.
Bandit Mohanty alias Bikash Das of Rasalpur in Jagatsinghpur district and Biswa Bhusana Mohapatra of Narasinghpur in Puri district were arrested from Samantarapur area, police said.
Describing Mohanty and Mohapatra as the key operators in the racket, Sub Divisional Police Officer (Aska) Sarah Sharma said they had opened a consultant agency in Samantarapur area. They conducted fake interviews, issued fake call letters and collected money from the aspirants.
“Besides certificates and passport size photos of several aspirants, we have also found some fake call letter formats, logos of some private banks, model question papers to conduct interviews stored in their laptops,” she said.
“We have also seized original certificates of two girls from them,” she added.
PAN and ATM cards, three laptops, visiting cards of different persons and several documents, passport photographs of job seekers were also seized from the duo.
So far, the police have arrested five members of the fake job racket. Three members of the racket were picked up from Dhenkanal, three days ago.
They had allegedly duped unemployed youths over Rs. 20 lakh through collecting Rs. 40,000 to over Rs. 1 lakh from each aspirant with false promise of a job in private banks.
The racketeers had duped youths from Aska, Buguda, Sorada in Ganjam district, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda and Nabarangapur, police said.