2 Okhlaiites held for cheating people on pretext of giving jobs in Turkey, Ethiopia
Three people, including two from Jamia Nagar, have been arrested for duping over 100 people through fake placement agency, according to police. They cheated people with the promise of high paying jobs in leading overseas firms in Turkey and Ethiopia, police said on Friday, reported the NDTV.
The police said staffers of PS Sarita Vihar have arrested three identified as Sohail Nijam, Afroj Alam and Parvej Alam. With their arrest, six mobile phones, two laptops, 68 Indian passports of victims, fake job offer letters of Chinese company and copies of fake e-air tickets of Turkey and Ethiopia have been recovered from their possession, said police.
“They used to send fake job offer letters through WhatsApp to victims after receipt of payment and keep the passports of the job seekers as a part of the job process. The cheated amount was received by the accused persons in the bank account pertaining to AR Enterprises. Account statement details were obtained and transactions of approx. Rs 50-60 lakh were found in that fake account,” officials said reported ANI.
Police swung into action after a complaint was lodged in which the victim alleged that he was cheated by the owner of “AR Enterprises” on the pretext of providing jobs in leading overseas firms in Turkey and Ethiopia.
“He made payment of one lakh rupees to accused persons through online mode and cash in lieu of getting job in overseas companies. In return, they gave him fake e-visa, job offer letter and air ticket. After receiving the amount, the accused persons stopped receiving phone calls of the complainant,” said police.
During interrogation, the accused told police they posted fake details on their website about high paying jobs in leading overseas firms in Turkey and Ethiopia and sent fake job offer letters through WhatsApp to their victims in lieu of payment, said Rajesh Deo, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast).
“On the basis of technical surveillance and bank account details, a police team apprehended Sohail Nijam and during the course of investigation, he confessed to his crime. At his instance, his associates Afroj Alam and Parvej Alam were apprehended from their residences respectively,” Deo said.
Police also froze the bank account belonging to the alleged frauds and efforts are on to arrest other associates, he said.
Police said Sohail is a BTech, Afoj has studied up to 12th class and 42-year-old Parvej studied up to 10th class and were jobless.