The majority of victims defrauded by this gang are from Rajasthan. Candidates were duped of Rs 3 lakh – Rs 5 lakh in the name of recruitment in the railways through a bogus website.
Jaipur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested eight private persons in a case related to alleged fake recruitment in Indian Railways. Two of the accused are residents of Chomu town near Jaipur, while others hail from Agra, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Sonepat (Haryana) and Delhi. The majority of victims defrauded by this gang are from Rajasthan. Candidates were duped of Rs 3 lakh – Rs 5 lakh in the name of recruitment in the railways through a bogus website.
Those arrested from Chomu were identifed as Bhima Rao and Dharmendra Kumar Saini.
The CBI registered a case under sections 419, 420, 468, 471 and 120B of IPC and Section 66 D of Information Technology Act, 2000 after the agency received complaints regarding fake railway recruitment. The accused men used a fake website in the name of Railway Recruitment Control Board.
“It was further alleged that the accused persons followed a set procedure similar to one followed by government recruitment agencies. The accused lured candidates mainly from Rajasthan and other states in the name of offering jobs of Group C & D in Indian Railways and other government organizations,” a CBI spokesperson said.
The accused instructed the candidates to fill application form and submit their documents related to their qualification, IDs, photographs etc.
After this, the candidates were directed to visit Government Hospitals, for medical fitness Certificate. Later, candidates are advised to check their result on the fake website. Bogus training was also organized. Amounts ranging from Rs. 3 to 5 lakh were allegedly collected from each candidate in the name of fraudulent employment offer.
Searches were conducted at the premises of accused persons at 08 locations in Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Sonepat and Agra which led to recovery of several incriminating documents, mobile phones, Bank cards, seals and cash.
The arrested accused were produced before the Designated Court, Delhi and remanded to Police Custody up to July 26.