Rohtak (Haryana), April 30 (IANS) A well-oiled, inter-state syndicate which duped jobless youth with offers of lucrative posts has been busted by Haryana Police with the arrest of its kingpin, a Delhi Police constable.
The activities of some Nigerian youth, residing in Gandhi Vihar locality in New Delhi, are also being monitored by police teams investigating the modus operandi of the syndicate which uses information technology (IT) to dupe the youth, well-placed sources in the Haryana Police said Monday.
Nigerian youth hailing from Igboland region of south east Nigeria were hired by the kingpin to speak with prospective customers in English regarding the job offers.
'The syndicate lured the youth with attractive job offers in renowned automobile company, Maruti-Suzuki India Limited, after taking a big amount of money from them,' a police official, requesting anonymity, told IANS.
A team of the Haryana Police led by Sonipat Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ajeet Singh succeeded in unearthing the IT syndicate after a long investigation.
The Sonipat police have arrested the kingpin, Rakesh Tomar, a constable with Delhi Police, and a woman Shenaj Ansari of Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) after registering a case of cheating and forgery of valuable security and under sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act. The case was filed on the complaint of an IT graduate Tarun Tyagi, a resident of Gannaur town in Haryana's Sonipat district.
Raids are being conducted in some places in Delhi after the interrogation of Tomar, well placed sources said.
Police officials said there were many other youth from Haryana who were duped by the gang.
Tomar was posted at the R.K. Puram police station in Delhi prior to his arrest. The police believe that over 50 people from different states could be part of the racket.
The police have found that the syndicate had opened 56 fake bank accounts in different names in various nationalised banks.
In his complaint lodged with police, Tyagi said he was offered an attractive job in Maruti-Suzuki India Ltd through an email some months back.
He believed the offer as the email was sent from the address of Maruti-Suzuki Private Ltd. Later, he received three separate emails from the same account at regular intervals, demanding money.
Tyagi deposited the entire amount as demanded in the bank account mentioned in the email but he did not get any interview letter for a long time. He approached the police then.
During investigations, DSP Ajeet Singh found 56 fake bank accounts of the syndicate in different individual names. After tracking the bank accounts for a long time, investigators traced the syndicate kingpin.
'Rakesh Tomar was operating the fake accounts from different parts of the country so as to protect himself from being trapped. He used electronic codes for withdrawing money from the bank accounts. In this situation, it was very difficult to catch him but the team nabbed Tomar with sufficient documentary proofs,' said DSP Ajeet Singh.
The DSP said the role of the Nigerians in the syndicate was being investigated.
'We have interrogated two Nigerian nationals in this regard, who have admitted that Rakesh Tomar was their boss in the organisation,' Singh added.
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