CBI ARRESTS THREE ACCUSED & BUSTS A MAJOR INTER-STATE ILLEGAL/ FAKE JOB RACKET AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES
The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested three accused in an on-going investigation of a case and busts an illegal job racket allegedly operating in multiple States. It was alleged that the modus operandi of these accused was to approach desperate jobseekers who were preparing for examinations for the posts of various Central Govt. Departments.
A case was registered against six accused and unknown public servants & others. It was alleged that the organized syndicate consisting private persons were taking huge amount of money (between Rs. 10-20 lakh, sometimes in installments) in the camouflage of processing fees/ security deposits from prospective job seekers in various Central Government departments and PSU’s. It was further alleged that there were layers of different accused who were operating in a manner that no prospective job seeker could approach next level accused, for refund of alleged security deposit or for any kind of confirmation of job. It was also alleged that the accused developed a thorough system of issuing fake appointment letters, call letters for training at various centers and fake documentation of candidates at fake training centers. The accused adopted practice of setting up fake training centers in different States for a set of job seekers and conducted subsequent trainings for jobseekers with the motive of attempting to show genuineness of their modus. The accused also used to call jobseekers for handing over appointment letters and training call letters at actual Govt. premises to present a genuine set-up.
Searches were conducted at nine places including at Patna, Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore & Dhanbad including two fake training centers at Sakinaka, Mumbai and one in Patna (Bihar) in which around 25 jobseekers were being imparted training after fake appointments for jobs, purportedly of various Central Government departments like FCI, Railways, GST, etc. During searches at Sakinaka training center most of the job seekers were found to be from Karnataka and few were from Maharashtra. Incriminating documents like fake call letters, fake appointment letters, fake training dossiers of job seekers were recovered during the searches.
In Bangalore, an accomplice of an accused was found taking two prospective jobseekers inside GST office purportedly for signing appointment letters as per modus operandi to show genuineness. In Mangalore, the main two kingpin (accused) were also found preparing to setup a new fake training center for prospective jobseekers. All the three were nabbed.
It was further alleged that for the past two years, accused were running the fake job racket and duped crores of rupees from jobseekers. It was also alleged that accused had conducted fake training of jobseekers at Nagpur (Maharashtra), Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Patna & Buxer (Bihar) and Bangalore (Karnataka).
The arrested accused will be produced before the Competent Court.