3 held for running job racket, duping aspirants of Rs 24 lakh

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New Delhi : Three persons have been arrested for running a fake government job recruitment racket and duping four applicants in Delhi-NCR of Rs 24 lakh, police said on Monday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Rajiv Ranjan said the three accused admitted to have duped a large number of youths in Delhi, Bihar and other states in similar fashion.

The accused -- Shashi Bhushan, 26, Sandeep Sidhana, 36, Sheetal Kumar, 30 -- were arrested after a complaint was received from one Keshav, who alleged that Bhushan and his associates had cheated him and others of Rs 24 lakh on the pretext of providing government jobs in Railways, FCI, Military Engineering, Department of Post and Union Bank of India, among others.

The police arrested Bhushan on August 5 from Patna, Bihar.

"He was brought to Delhi. At his instance, Sidhana was arrested from Saket and Kumar from Sarai Kale Khan."

Fake appointment letters, academic documents of victims, fake ID cards, fake official stamps, laptops, etc., were recovered from their possession.

The complainant used to run a small business in Gurgaon. He met Bhushan through a common friend in March 2016.

He managed to convince him that he would arrange for a ticket checker's job for Keshav's cousin in the Indian Railways.

In April 2016, Keshav gave him Rs 6 lakh to get him the job. Through Keshav, Bhushan and his gang duped three others.

"Efforts are being made to identify other victims and to apprehend the remaining associates in this case."