Recruitment company director detained for organizing job scam

Mumbai: A 29-year-old man, a director of a recruitment company in Delhi, has been arrested by Eastern Region Cyber ​​Police for allegedly deceiving a ₹26 lakh city woman on the pretext of offering her a good job paid. Defendant Shailesh Bharati, 29, who was arrested in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, ran a fake recruitment business and duped people alike. Police found over ₹1 crore which had been deposited in his bank account and suspected it to be generated by similar fraud. Two other business leaders, also accused in the case, are on the run.

The fraud took place between September 2018 and August 2020, but the offense was not registered until July this year when complainant Vidya Raju, 49, approached the police. Police then followed the money trail in which Raju was forced to deposit money and based on technical analysis caught Bharati, from Lucknow.

According to the police, 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 lured them into a trap by promising them jobs in reputable companies according to their profiles.

The police recovered 5 cell phones, 3 SIM cards as well as 6 checkbooks and passbooks.

According to the police, the complainant, who works as a consultant, received a letter of identification similar to that of a popular job portal. In the mail, he was promised a position as a general manager in a leading company.

Once she expressed her interest, she was asked to pay the registration and service fees. When they realized the woman’s eagerness for the job, they began to demand higher amounts. This time, in the name of processing fees, goods and services tax (GST) fees, documentation fees, etc., and continued to deceive her. To make it look real, they would also email him a thank you.

From 2018 to August 2020, they tricked her to the tune of Rs 26 lakh. Eventually, the woman realized something was wrong and stopped making further payments; however, she continued to believe she would get a placement and did not approach the police.

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Posted: Tuesday November 30th 2021, 10:51 PM IST