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Passed the exam, got a job in Indian Railways from ‘Ministry Quota’, got posting too; Then I found out…

The candidates passed the exam, also passed the interview and also took training. After this appointment was given at various stations of Jharkhand. Then when the truth came to know, the ground slipped under his feet.

Pune : The talk starts from Pune. This is where the scam started. Yes, you read it right, this is a scam. No one got a job or actually posted from the ministry quota. This was just a fraud with the youth who were looking for jobs. Each youth paid about Rs 6-7 lakh for this deception. In fact, lakhs of rupees were looted from these youths by promising them jobs in the Indian Railways from the ministry quota. A mock exam was also given to these youths. Training was also given and then posting was given in Jharkhand. After this, all of them came to know that they had been cheated.Also Read – In Jharkhand, the alleged lover-girlfriend was stripped naked, six arrested

A 34-year-old man has lodged an FIR in this regard at Talegaon Dabhade police station of Pimpri-Chinchwad. The complainant is a resident of a village near Lonavala. So far 6 candidates have approached the police and complained in this regard. In all, a total fraud of Rs 39 lakh has happened from all these. The police have information about at least 10 such people, with whom such frauds have happened. Apart from these, there are likely to be many more candidates who have been victims of fraud. Also Read – Jharkhand: 6 cyber criminals arrested from Deoghar, used to cheat on such a pretext

According to the English newspaper Indian Express, based on the information of the complainant and other victims, the police have detained 13 people, including a prominent fraudster resident of Gwalior. An official of Talegaon Dabhade police station said that the victims of the fraud somehow got in touch with the four suspects. It is believed that these four suspects belong to the same family and live in Talegaon Dabhade. One of them used to call himself a section engineer of the Indian Railways in Pune. In November 2019, the same person told them to cheat the local unemployed youth that he can get them recruited in the railways from the ministry quota. Also Read – Auto Rickshaw deliberately hit Dhanbad judge: CBI in High Court

The whole matter came to light when the credentials given by the suspects turned out to be false. Assistant Inspector Narayan Patil, who is probing the matter, said, ‘A demand of Rs 6-7 lakh was placed in front of these unemployed candidates in lieu of getting jobs. He was also made to sit in a fake exam and his fake interview was also taken. After this, the appointment letter was handed over to him. However, during this time the suspects kept delaying the process by making excuse of pandemic restrictions due to Kovid-19.

Not only this, 45 days coaching was also provided to the candidates in a coaching center in Ranchi and a separate fee was charged for that. There was an instructor and a receptionist in this coaching center and in January-February this year, two hours of training was also given to the candidates. Few months back these fraudsters started telling all the candidates that they have been given appointment at different railway stations in Jharkhand. One of them was Jasidih. Even after reaching Jharkhand, the victims were asked to be ready with their uniforms. When all of them reached various railway stations including Jasidih with their appointment letters, they came to know that no such appointment has been made there, but they have been cheated and those who sent them here are not even railway officers. After this these people returned back to Pune and recently lodged a complaint with the police.

Assistant Inspector Narayan Patil said that based on the information received from the victims, 13 people have been arrested so far. It also includes the main conspirator and his other accomplices. The investigation of the matter is going on now.

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