3 make fake railways site, dupe jobseekers

Three men were arrested in Vasant Vihar for duping 400 people from Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana on the pretext of providing jobs in Indian Railway. They used a fake website of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to cheat people.

A case has been filed with Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district police over a complaint by the RRB, Delhi Police said on Sunday.

At least Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh was charged from each candidate for Group C and D jobs.
Sagar Saxena, 32, a resident of Madangir; Pravin Kumar, 24, of Sagarpur, and Virender Sharma, 29, of Khanpur were held over a tip-off on Saturday.

“The mastermind of the racket, Manish, lives in West Bengal and is absconding,” said P S Kushwah, additional deputy commissioner of police (south).

The trio told police that they made a fake website — irrb.org/muzaffarpur — which
resembled the Muzaffarpur RRB website — rrbmuzaffarpur.bih.nic.in

“They also uploaded roll numbers lifted from the genuine website and showed some candidates as qualified ones,” Kushwah added. Then they contacted the candidates, pretending to be railway officials and collected money from them to make it easier for them to get jobs.

The inter-state racket had cheated at least 400 people from Bihar, West Bengal and Haryana. Sagar completed BCom from Allahabad University, while Pravin did BCom from Delhi University and Virender did MBA from Gwalior.

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