The Delhi Police unearthed a job racket that duped over 25 men in Tamil Nadu for over Rs. 2.6 crores on the pretext of providing them jobs at the New Delhi Railway Station.
The accused lured the men promising them jobs as travel ticket examiners (TTE) and clerks in the railways, and cheated each candidate of lakhs of rupees.
The matter came to light after an ex-serviceman from Tamil Nadu, M Subbusamy, who had initially taken his neighbours and other locals to Delhi to help them get jobs, found that he was being cheated.
In his complaint he told police that he had met a man named Sivaraman in Hyderabad. Sivaraman had claimed he was closely associated with MPs and ministers in Delhi and could help the youth get jobs.
The accused and his associate posed as officials from Northern Railways and asked for a registration amount of Rs 33 lakh from each candidate. One of the victims, Satheesh, allegedly paid the amount and was called to Delhi for a month-long training, officials added.
The complainant said the news of the job and training opportunity spread in the area and almost 25 men enrolled for the job. The complainant took the men to Delhi to meet the accused who was then directed to give money in return for the certificates and job training. The accused also took them for fake medical examinations at Connaught Place and for document verification.
The complainant mentioned names of one Vikas Rana, one Dubey who took all the candidates to Baroda House for issuing study material and kit and also issued them forged/fabricated joining orders for training. 12 candidates are undergoing the the 'training'.
The police added that another victim paid Rs 27 lakh to the accused and was called for training and certificates.
The accused stopped taking calls from the complainant and the other victims. The accused have been booked under cheating and forgery.