New Delhi, March 18
The Delhi Crime Branch arrested an imposter who created a fake government department in the name and style of “Department of Criminal Intelligence(DCI)” working under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The accused who posed as Dy. SP Ashish Chaudhary conned several in the name of MHA and two associated Ashish and Amit.
The accused along with his associates recruited several youth for the post of Constable/Office Assistant/MTS/Clerk etc. and collected around 5 lacs from each candidate and later on they were even promoted after they paid more money. They were also charge extra for posting in Delhi.
In addition to that one fake training centre was also created at village Jafarpur Kalan, Delhi where ten male candidates and one female candidate were undergoing training. The accused Ashish Chaudhary was found giving lectures in the training hall during the raid.
The crime branch had received inputs were that one Ashish Chaudhary is running a fake employment racket and duping gullible youth and also running a fake training centre at Rawta-Daurala Road, Jafaurpur Kalan, Delhi.
The crime branch raided at Rawta-Daurala Road, Jafaurpur Kalan. During the raid, 10 males and 01 female candidates were found under training in a hall inside the training centre and one person namely Ashish Chaudhary was delivering lectures to them. On enquiry, the said Ashish Chaudhary portrayed himself as DSP of Department of Criminal Intelligence working under the MHA. On sustained interrogation, he broke down and divulged that he is not even a matriculate but a conman running the fake employment racket. He cheated several candidates for the post of Constable/Office Assistant/MTS/Clerk etc. after collecting around 5 lacs from each candidate.
The officials stated that at the instance of Ashish Chaudhary, co-accused Govind Kaushik R/O B-Block, Chanderlok, Ashok Nagar, Delhi and Amit Kumar R/O Shiv Durga Vihar, Lakkarpur, Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana have also been arrested who helped him to set up the fake employment racket and provided candidates.
The agency seized many fake/forged documents, stamps, police dress/shoes/socks/belt, cash Rs.3 lacs etc. were recovered from their possession.
The accused Amit posed as Sub-Inspector of DCI and subordinates of Ashish. He created aura and awe in the minds of candidates about the power and clout of Ashish.
Special CP (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said, "Ashish Chaudhary is running this racket since 2021 and took the premises on rent in 2022. The fake training module is running since May, 2022. He told his contacts that this is a secret recruitment of under-cover agents for top under-cover operations of the Government. He made them believe that if they disclosed this fact to anyone, they would lose their jobs. He portrayed himself as the top under–cover agent of Govt. of India, who is delegated this job by senior IPS officers and officials of MHA. Fake call letters were issued by him and fake identity cards were prepared".
The candidates were told after 3 months that since all vacancies were filled at North Block, they will have to work at same place for next 5 years. The candidates were kept under strict discipline, protocol and always kept busy in miscellaneous activities. They were repeatedly warned of harsh and strict action if they talked to any outsider about the job. The reporting time was 9 AM and the so called training schedule continued till 6 PM. The training content was basics about working of top govt. agencies such as CBI, NIA, ED, SPG etc. Candidates were also asked to do drill & guard duties and cooking food for lunch. They were made to stand in sun for long hours on the pretext that their endurance has to be improved. Their social media accounts were deleted and they were told that they are under surveillance and monitoring 24/7. Overall, an atmosphere of deep secrecy and fear was created in the minds of the vulnerable and gullible youth. Not only the poor candidates were lured and cheated on the pretext of a high profile secretive career, but also kept under fear of grave repercussions if the information is leaked out., officials further stated.
The crime branch is further investigating the case to arrest others in the network.