Youth duped with fake job in DMRC

Cheat takes away Rs 60,000 from victim, nabbed at CP

A youth has been arrested in Connaught Place for duping a man of Rs 60,000 on the pretext of getting him a job in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, police said on Thursday.

Amit Chauhan, 21, a Uttar Pradesh resident, was held for cheating a jobseeker at Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, said SBS Tyagi, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi).

“The accused and his accomplice had cheated the victim of Rs 60,000. The accused was apprehended in Connaught Place,” Tyagi added.

According to police, Ram Raj Dangi, resident of Dhanya Khade village in Vidisha, had made a complaint, that while he was searching for a job in DMRC, he got the name, cell phone numbers with e-mail address of the accused persons and

“He came in contact with Chauhan through the given mobile number. Chauhan assured him a job in the Delhi Metro and demanded Rs 60,000,” the officer said.

“The accused asked the complainant to come to Delhi and give Rs 25,000 as first instalment,” he added.

On January 24, 2012, Chauhan took Rs 25,000, seven passport size photographs, one full size photograph, copies of classes 10 and 12 marksheets, domicile certificate, driving licence from the complainant at Palika Bazar in Connaught Place, said Tyagi.

“The accused promised to arrange the job within seven days,” he added.

“Thereafter, Chauhan called the complainant and demanded remaining Rs 35,000 on January 28 in Aligarh, UP. The complainant did not have the money in cash. So he pledged his agriculture land and on February 10 paid the remaining amount to the accused at Aligarh bus stand,” Tyagi said.

In return, Chauhan gave Dangi an appointment letter on the letter head of DMRC and told him to join his job between March 12 and 17.

“After that the Chauhan switched off his cell phone. On suspicion, the complainant visited Metro Bhawan in Connaught Place and found that the appointment letter given by accused was forged,” said the officer.

“The forged appointment letter was retained by the DMRC. An FIR was registered with Connaught Place police station.”

Police said a team was constituted and raids were conducted at suspected hideouts in Aligarh and Khair in UP. “A year later, on Wednesday the team spotted Chauhan in Connaught Place area and apprehended him,” the officer said.

He disclosed that he came to Gurgaon looking for a job. “He search for a job on the internet and found mobile number of Ajay. He met Ajay near Payal cinema in Gurgaon and they decided to dupe people to earn quick money,” the officer added.

“Ajay was assigned the job of arranging people looking for a job to get. He was offered a commission of 30 to 40 per cent from the money that will be collected,” he said. Police said a manhunt is on to nab the other accused.

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