Crime and Accident

Fake job racket busted, one arrested

Fake job racket busted, one arrested

New Delhi: The police have arrested one person and claimed to have busted a “job racket” in which people from across the country were lured through an online portal on the pretext of getting them jobs.

The Crime Branch’s Cyber Cell was investigating a case registered on the basis of a complaint by Shrikant Acharya, who was allegedly cheated of Rs 1.98 lakh by the accused, they said.

A police team arrested Sanjeet Kumar Singh on August 16, DCP (Crime) Bhisham Singh said.

“Two hard disks, agreement documents, cheque books for 14 different bank accounts and other incriminating documents were recovered from the premises of the company run by the accused in Jhandewala Extension,” he said.

During investigation, the police received complaints of some more victims, who were allegedly cheated on the pretext of being provided jobs, the officer said.

The accused is in police custody and the matter is being investigated, he said.

—PTI