Had provided samples of appointment letters, seals to the alleged mastermind
A 45-year-old doctor posted as a deputy commandant with the Assam Rifles has been arrested by the Delhi Police Crime Branch for alleged involved in a fake job racket. The accused had been evading arrest for the past one year.
About a year ago, the police received a complaint alleging that one Major Ravinder Chauhan, of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, had cheated several persons of over Rs.1 crore on the pretext of getting them jobs in the Assam Rifles and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Acting on a tip-off, the police earlier arrested the accused and at his instance, alleged mastermind Archana Sinha was nabbed.Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) S.B.S. Tyagi said the accused disclosed the name of her another accomplice Dr. K. D. Das of the Assam Rifles. “He was sent by the Assam Rifles to join the probe, but he never turned up. He has been absent from duty since then,” he said.
Dr. Das was finally arrested on Wednesday near the Saket Courts complex. At his behest, Sinha had appointed her agents in Delhi and other States including Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, U.P., Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland, to trap job seekers. The agents would collect Rs.25,000 to Rs.1 lakh in advance. The candidates would then be brought to Guwahati or Jorhat where Dr. Das would conduct medical examinations. They would be made to sign blank answer sheets and sent back on the promise that they would get their appointment letters soon.
Conducted medical examinations of ‘candidates’ Allegedly got Rs.40,000 per candidate
Conducted medical examinations of ‘candidates’
Allegedly got Rs.40,000 per candidate