Two fraudsters dupe woman of Rs 13 lakh

A woman alleged that she was duped of Rs 13 lakh by a gang which promised to get jobs in the Indian Railways for her three relatives. A case was filed after she complained with Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, police said on Thursday.

Deepali Sharma, who hails from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, told police that she met two of the gang leaders when she went to Rail Bhavan in central Delhi’s Raisina Road. 

She met Deeepak Chopra and Sapan Datta who claimed that they could get her family members recruited in the Indian Railways.

“Their offer tempted Deepali after which she spoke to her son Soumen. She was seeking jobs for her daughter-in-law Arpita, and two relatives named Ratan Das and Tanmay Hazra,” said a police officer.

After 15 days, Deepali met Deeepak and Sapan at Connaught Place with Arpita, Ratan and Tanmay and gave Rs 2 lakh in cash as token money.

Deeepak and Sapan later called Arpita, Ratan and Tanmay to Danapur in Bihar for a railway medical test.

“That test was done at Danapur Railway Hospital,” the officer added. After the completion of the medical examination, Arpita, Ratan and Tanmay were given a medical certificate.

Deepali later made a payment of Rs 6 lakh after which a joining letter issued from East Central Railways was provided to Arpita, Ratan and Tanmay in Patna.

The trio was then told to return home to Kolkata and wait for the posting letters and identity cards, which were promised to come through post.

“They were promised that the posting would be done for Asansol Division of Eastern Railway,” the officer said.

At that point, Deepali made three more payments of Rs 2.60 lakh, Rs 1.80 lakh and Rs 30,000.

However, Deepali’s relatives never received any posting letter or identity card.

Police reckon that they could unearth a major job scam with the arrest of Deeepak and Sapan, who are absconding.

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