Gang duped job seekers, conducted ‘training’ at railway station | Latest News Delhi


The Delhi Police is investigating the role of unidentified officials and three others in cheating 25 people from Tamil Nadu at the Railway Hospital in Connaught Place. 2.63 million jobs in the Indian Railways have been promised, officials familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

According to agents of the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW), which is investigating the case, the fraudsters received the money in the last one year and gave fake letters to the workers. Agents said the fraudsters also conducted fake training sessions for job seekers. “One such training involved counting the number of trains leaving a platform every hour at the New Delhi railway station. Candidates were told that counting the frequency of trains was part of the job training,” said an officer associated with the probe.

The candidates paid the sums of money between them 2 lakh to 29 lakh conmen between December 2021 and October 2022, they said.

A retired army officer registered a complaint with EOW on 18 November 2022. After a month-long preliminary investigation, in which the police contacted various victims and collected evidence of financial transactions, the police filed a fraud, forgery and criminal case. the conspiracy on December 18, the official said.

According to the First Information Report (FIR), M Subbuswamy, a 78-year-old former army officer — the complainant in the case — said he runs a non-profit job portal. He said he got in touch with a person who identified himself as Sivaraman and said he could facilitate jobs in the Indian Railways. According to the FIR, Subbuswamy said Sivaraman lived in the servants’ quarters near bungalows for MPs in New Delhi.

The retired serviceman said he told Sivaram about the five job aspirations. Later, he said, Sivaraman took them to Delhi. One of them was given a fake job certificate for Rs 33 lakh and was taken for “job training at the railway station”.

Within weeks, at least 27 others also paid money to Sivaramani in hopes of getting a government job, Subbuswamy said in his complaint.

“…..All candidates were called for medical examination at Northern Railway Central Hospital, Connaught Place. After verification of their documents, they were also taken to Baroda House for issuing study material and joining orders, which were fake,” Subbuswamy said in his complaint.

A Northern Railway official did not comment on the matter.

Shalini Singh, special commissioner of police (EOW) said an FIR has been registered, and investigation is on.

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