Madhya Pradesh: Man held for creating fake website to dupe job seekers

The cyber crooks had posted an advertisement of job vacancy in the forest department on a website.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Friday, September 03, 2021, 12:31 AM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The team of state cyber cell has made a second arrest from Maharashtra in connection with creating fake websites and posting government job advertisements. One person was arrested earlier.

The cyber crooks had posted an advertisement of job vacancy in the forest department on a website. They had copied content from the official website of the department to create a fake one. They had also charged a fee of Rs 500 from the aspirants, said the cops.

The forest department had lodged a police complaint on March 31, stating that some miscreants had created a fake website http://mpforestgov.info/mpforest.gov.in/index.html using content from their official website https://mpforest.gov.in/.

During an investigation, the cops arrested prime accused Raju Lakshman Kekant from Chandrapur in Maharashtra.

Based on his statements, the police team arrested co-accused Amardeep Ramdas Dongre while one of their associates is on the run. Police said one of the accused is on the run. Raju had got the fake SIM cards issued for creating the website against Rs 10,000.

Dongre would run the website with the third accused Vineet Nagrale. Nagrale, who is on the run, is also facing several charges in Chandrapur, said cops.

Raju on the other hand is facing 15 cases of job frauds in a local police station at Chandrapur.

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