Youth cheated over false railways jobs

An unemployed youth from Himachal Pradesh has approached Delhi Police claiming that he was duped of Rs 2 lakh by two men in the Capital on the pretext of providing a job in Indian Railways.

Rajesh Kumar, who is a resident of Banihal village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, alleges that Yashpal Sharma and Manoj, who live in Rohini Sector 28, gave him false assurance over the past year.

“The complainant claims that he contacted them in September 2011 on recommendation by two of his friends,” a senior police official said.

Subsequently, he visited Delhi and met Yashpal and Manoj at his relative’s residence. Rajesh further says that they used to boast of being in close touch with several senior government officials and demanded Rs 2.50 lakh for arranging a group-D job in Indian Railways.

However, claiming that he belonged to an economically weak family, Rajesh bargained and agreed to give Rs 2 lakh. He later borrowed money from his relative, Pawan, and paid it to the duo.

Yashpal and Manoj also took photocopies of Rajesh’s school certificates and took his signature on some documents.

In December, they told Rajesh that a medical examination needed to be conducted at Railway Hospital in Connaught Place. Rajesh claims that he stayed at Ashoka Hotel in Paharganj for three to four days and was brought to the hospital, but not taken to any doctor.

“They simply made me enter a few rooms and later told me that the medical test was done. This made me suspicious after which I told my relative that they could be cheats. However, the duo gave me a cheque of Rs 2 lakh claiming that we could encash it if they fail to provide a job,” Rajesh stated in his police complaint.  

Yashpal and Manoj finally provided a joining letter to Rajesh in March, but it was fake. The cheque given to him also bounced, which made it clear to Rajesh that he had been cheated. An inquiry has revealed that they cheated several people. “Raids are being conducted at several addresses, so we hope to trace them soon,” the official said.

A case has been registered.

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