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Fake job racket: Ex-army man in police net

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BHOPAL : The state cyber cell arrested a 42-year-old ex-army man from Delhi for his alleged involvement in a gang accused of duping people on pretext of offering them jobs. The accused used to contact job-seekers by pretending to be calling from job website Shine.com. The arrested accused used to operate at least six bank accounts opened with forged documents to deposit the money received by the gang after duping the victims, the police said.

According to the police, Kishan Pal, a resident of Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh was arrested from Delhi after he was named by the already arrested main accused of the gang Vinay Singh. After being arrested Pal confessed to his involvement and said he was running six bank accounts in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh which were used to deposit the money accumulated by the gang by duping people. He used to take 20 per cent commission in lieu of operating the bank accounts which were opened by him with his photograph but forged ID-proofs like Aadhar card, voter ID cards and other documents.

“Cyber cell was investigating a complaint registered by victim Ghanshyam Maheshwari, a resident of Kolar Road here, in which he told the police that he was duped of Rs 8 lakh by the accused in the name of registration, security deposit, pre-training sessions and others after promising a job in a reputed company. The arrested accused told the police that they used to buy the database comprising confidential information of the job-seekers from Shine.com after which they used to call them under the disguise of staffers from Shine.com,” said SP, state cyber cell, Shailendra Singh Chauhan.


He said the police were also trying to arrest two more accused involved in the gang.

“The accused have informed the police about two of their acquaintances Avinash Kumar and Ankit Sonewal who are absconding. A manhunt has been launched to nab them,” added Chauhan.