01 December 2021
A director of a recruiting firm in New Delhi was arrested by the Eastern Region Cyber Police for allegedly duping a city woman for INR 2.6 million ($ 34,692) under the pretext to offer him a well-paying job, reports the Free newspaper. Defendant Shailesh Bharati, 29, who was arrested in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, is suspected of running a bogus recruiting company and duped people in the same way. Police found more than INR 10 million ($ 133,433) which had been deposited into his bank account and suspected it was from a similar fraud. Two other business leaders who are also accused in the case are on the run. The alleged fraud took place between September 2018 and August 2020, but the offense was recorded in July this year when the complainant, Vidya Raju, approached the police.
Police then followed the trail of the money Raju was forced to deposit money into and, based on technical analysis, detained Bharati, from Lucknow. Police said Bharati ran an employment agency in Haryana with two other people. They used to collect information about job seekers from job portals, after studying their profile, they targeted individual job seekers and attracted them by promising them jobs in reputable companies according to their profiles.