New Delhi: CBI today arrested two persons claimed to have busted a recruitment racket promising jobs in the premier investigating agency through a fake website which had attracted over 80 lakh hits since its inception on February 20.

CBI sources said two alleged sacmsters–one coaching center owner Raju Singh Malik, alias Rajeev, and Vikram Parmar, a final year B.Tech student–allegedly launched a fake CBI website www.cbirecindia.com to advertise the jobs ranging from sweeper to inspector in the agency.

The sources said the duo created a website, identical to government websites with CBI logo, to give autheticity to their portal through which they allegedly advertised the posts of inspector, sub-inspector, photographers, head constables, constables, financial advisors, assistant sub-inspectors, photographers, cook, tailor etc.

The website, registered on a US-based server, was created using a proxy server www.domainsbyproxy.com to conceal the identity of the domain registrant, CBI alleged in its FIR.

In the fake advertisement posted on the website, the duo demanded minimum application fee Rs 250 for sweeper’s job while the highest was for the inspector Rs 1,500 for filing the application and asked the applicants to deposit it in the bank account “Matrix” of IDBI Bank.

It came to light that a large number of persons submitted the fee in the designated account which was withdrawn by the accused.     CBI sources said they got the input after which they registered the case on March 3.

The sources said the agency tracked the accused within seven days and arrested them today from Ahmedabad.

They said searches were conducted today at Ahmedabad which resulted in the recovery of several documents including digital evidence linking them with the hosting of the fake website and receipt of money from the job aspirants.

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