Two Railway employees, who allegedly cheated over 100 people on the pretext of arranging jobs for them in Indian Railways, have been arrested by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police. The accused charged up to Rs.4 lakh from each victim.
The police received information about the gang through one of the victims living in Naya Bazar. He alleged that some persons cheated him of Rs.2.5 lakh on the pretext of getting jobs for his daughter and the wife of his brother-in-law as booking registration clerk or ticket checker in Indian Railways. The accused had demanded Rs.2.5 lakh more after getting the work done.
A team under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police P. S. Kushwah mounted surveillance and arrested the two Railways employees, Sandeep Kumar (37) and Om Pal Singh (38). While Sandeep is a staff welfare inspector in the Indian Railways Conference Association having its office in Connaught Place, Om Pal Singh works as a helper in the office of a Division Mechanical Engineer.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they had been running the racket since 2008. Through their local contacts, they lured job aspirants and to win their confidence they showed them recruitment forms purportedly bearing stamps of the Railway Recruitment Cell and a senior Railway official, which later turned out to be forged.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Chand said the accused would collect photographs and educational certifications of the candidates and submit their forms for the posts announced by the Railway Recruitment Board.
The two made the candidates appear for the examination claiming that it was a formality. While some candidates would clear the papers on their own, the accused would not return the advance money paid to them by the others.
“More than 100 job aspirants have been cheated by them so far,” said Mr. Chand.