Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mumbai cops bust fake job racket in Delhi, five arrested

Mumbai: The Vile Parle Police have arrested five youth from New Delhi and busted job racket on Monday. The youth were running a call centre to trap job aspirants. Mumbai police swung into action after a GVK employee Dhaval Patel (24) registered a complaint at Vile Parle police station on July 17 after he was duped by over Rs. 3 lakh by the gang on eight instalments.

The gang members used to retrieve the resume from a job portal called www.shine.com and call the job aspirants. “Impersonating as a member of job placement agency, one of the gang members called Patel and asked him to pay Rs. 1,900 for getting him a job in Jet Airways. The caller had given him bank account number,” said Prakash Gawane, divisional Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

After disconnecting the call, Patel went to bank and deposited Rs. 1,900. Few days down the line, Patel got the call from the same number and asked him to deposit money in the same bank account. “The caller asked Patel to pay for securing his job in the new company, for fixing meeting with the executive of Jet Airways, for clearing documents, and other reasons. Like this Patel made total eight payments on different occasions amounting to the loss of over Rs. 3 lakh,” said an officer. After registering the case, the senior officers from Mumbai police including Deven Bharti sent one team to Delhi after the investigators learnt that few money from the bank account has been withdrawn from one of the ATM booths in Delhi’s Kirti Nagar area.
15/08/17 Free Press Journal