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Noida STF nabs two for duping govt job aspirants

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Police recovered ₹1.65 lakh from them

The Noida unit of Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force nabbed two men on Thursday from Bijnor for allegedly defrauding people on the pretext of helping them clear government exams for jobs in various sectors.

The police claim to have recovered four mobile phones, two cars, original medical certificates of unfit students, ₹1.65 lakh cash along with other documents from their possession.

The STF stated that Shailendra alias Suraj Malik, from Meerut, was arrested with his accomplice Veerendra Kumar, from Majhola Gujjar village in Bijnor.

“The accused were arrested at 7.30 a.m. from Ratangarh bus stop in Bijnor following a tip-off. There were anonymous complaints from different parts of the State regarding the fraud,” said Rajkumar Mishra, DSP (Noida STF).

He added that Malik, the mastermind of the gang, used to take at ₹3 to ₹5 lakh from the candidates and their parents on the pretext of getting them government jobs. “Malik used to direct his agents, one of them being Veerendra, to bring the candidates who were interested in government jobs. They would take money from the victims and flee with it,” said Mr. Mishra.

During questioning, the accused revealed that they used to dupe at least 25 to 30 candidates per exams and have been committing the crime for the past seven years, the officer said. “We have found four cases against them in Bijnor and other criminal history is being searched in order to calculate the amount of money they have duped from people,” Mr. Mishra added.

The accused have been booked under Sections 420 (cheating), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

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