Delhi

Man arrested for duping people on pretext of jobs

A 57-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly duping people on the pretext of getting them jobs in Australia, the police said.

The accused has been identified as D.H. John Paul, a resident of Bengaluru, they said.

The matter came to light after the police received a joint complaint from five people alleging that they were duped by the accused of a total of ₹28.5 lakh on the prtetext of getting them placed in Australia.

The victims approached the police after they could not get in touch with Paul, a senior police officer said. The complainants, however, managed to trace the location of the accused and alerted the police, following which Paul was nabbed from a guest house in Dwarka, the officer said.

He was brought to Chanakypuri police station and arrested in connection with the case, the officer added.

Interrogation revealed that Paul used to come to Delhi to attend counselling and religious functions where he lured people with job offers.

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