A 48-year-old man was arrested from Kolkata for allegedly duping folks by posting faux job ads on-line for work overseas, Delhi police stated on Saturday.
The accused, recognized as Samir Arvind Parekh, a resident of Guwahati in Assam, confessed to have cheated over 25 individuals with the promise of securing jobs overseas, they stated.
The police stated the accused and his affiliate contacted victims on-line and promised to offer them employment overseas. On this assurance, the accused and his affiliate acquired the victims to deposit cash on the pretext of a registration price, medical examination and interview.
The matter got here to note after one of many victims approached her with a criticism.
In her criticism, the girl alleged that she runs a house meals supply service from Chattarpur in collaboration together with her enterprise companion. In the course of the first week of March, she noticed an commercial posted on-line for a chef”s job overseas and contacted the individual involved, who supplied her USD 2,000 wage to work as a chef at a restaurant in USA.
She and her enterprise companion deposited Rs 36,000 every as registration price for a similar. Later, after they tried contacting the identical individual, the telephone quantity was discovered to be switched off.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur stated, “A case was registered and throughout the probe, we discovered that every one the contact numbers have been taken on faux addresses. Financial institution statements of the beneficiary accounts have been obtained and analysed, which revealed many different victims have been additionally cheated by the fraudster for jobs in USA and Canada.”
With the assistance of technical particulars, the accused was recognized and a police group was despatched to Kasba space of Kolkata the place Parekh was arrested on April 7 after a number of raids, he stated.
The accused has been concerned in numerous circumstances of job fraud. He works as a labour contractor and acquired concepts to cheat folks on the pretext of offering them jobs overseas, the DCP stated.
4 ATM debit playing cards, a solid Aadhar card, PAN card and a smartphone have been recovered from the accused, police stated, including additional investigation is underway.