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DELHI CYBER CELL BUSTED FAKE JOB RACKET IN THE NAME OF AIR INDIA, THREE AMONG LADY ARRESTED

October 14, 2020 09:28 AM

DUPED HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT YOUTHJOB SEEKERS.,LAKHS OF RUPEES HAVE BEEN CHEATED WITHIN 5 MONTHS FROM YOUTHS NATION VIDE., 12 FORGED BANK ACCOUNTS OPENED WITH THE HELP OF FAKE IDENTIES.,  CHEQUE BOOKS, DEBIT CARDS OF MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS, RECOVERED. ,INDUCED THE INNOCENT JOBLESS YOUTH USING POPULAR JOB PORTALS AND LURED THEM TO DEPOSIT MONEY ON DIFFERENT PRETEXT IN THESE ACCOUNTS. ,O DIFFERENT AADHAR CARDS OF ONE OF THE ACCUSED WERE USED IN REGISTERING MULTIPLE BANK ACCOUNTS AND OBTAINING MULTIPLE SIM CARDS. ,CCUSED WERE RUNNING A CALL CENTRE FROM NOIDA. THEY USED TO GET NAME, ADDRESS, MAIL I’DS AND MOBILE NUMBERS OF THEIR TARGETS FROM THE JOB PORTAL AGAINST PAYMENT BY PUTTING AIR INDIA JOB OPENING ON THEIR WEBSITE.

New Delhi (Face2News)

The team of Cyber Cell/South-West District, have arrested three crooks namely Shadab Malik R/o HindonVihar, Ghaziabad, UP age-26 Yrs, Kumud Ranjan Kamlesh @ Manish Kamlesh Prasad R/o MayurVihar Phase III, Delhi 96 and Priyanka Goswami R/o Mandoli, Delhi-92, age – 22 yrs who duped hundreds of youth job seekersby posting fake advertisements busted. With their arrest, one Laptop used to create fake proposal letters and accessing purported email of Air India, Ten Mobile Phones including SIM-cards, Two Wi-Fi Routers for accessing internet, Fourteen Debit Cards of different banks and Two Cheque Books of fictitious bank accounts were recovered from their possession.

Mr. Devender Arya, IPS,  Dy. Commissioner Of Police, South-West District, said, complainant R/o Raj Nagar Part-II Palam Colony lodged a complaint at Police Station Palam Village, regarding a Job Fraud in the name of renowned airlines company (Air India). She alleged that she used to work in Zomato since 2017 and lost her job due to pandemic. She was looking for job opportunity and received an email from (purported Air India email address) regarding a Job appointment in Air India. As per desired requirement she shared her resume and deposit Rs 1875/- first. After depositing the money she received an offer letter and was asked to deposit money in the name of uniform fee, verification fee and others. In this way, accused persons duped the complainant amounting to Rs. 71,875/-in total.

During investigation of the case, it has been revealed that the accused persons have cheated hundreds of Job seeker youth Nationwide. At present, 9/10 such complaints have been identified, further,bank accounts details of accused persons are being analyzed. Till now 12 forged bank accounts of the accused persons have been indentified, out of these, details of 7 banks accounts have been obtained. Approximately, Rs. 60 lakhs cheated amount have been credited in these accounts. Till now,cheated money amounting toRs. 47000 has been frozen. Further details are being obtained from the different banks.

As the matter pertains to Cyber Financial fraud, a Case FIR No 597/2020 U/s 420 IPC was registered at P.S Palam Village and technical assistance was sought from District Cyber Cell/SWD.

OPERATION:

Acting upon the present complaint a team of District Cyber Cell headed by Inspector Raman Kumar Singh comprising of SI NeerajYadav, SI SandeepSuthar, HC Dal Chand, Ct Sonu, W/Ct. Asha and W/Ct. Poonam was formed under the overall supervision of ACP/Operations/SWD Sh. Abhinendra Jain.

The team worked relentlessly and technical surveillance mounted up to unearth the matter. Details of bank accounts used in the racket and call details of all the suspects were obtained and analyzed thoroughly, and it was found that all the bank accounts and mobile numbers used in commission of offence were opened on fake/forged identities. On the basis of technical analysis, cyber surveillance and secret information one person namely Shadab Malik R/o 426, HindonVihar, Ghaziabad, UP who was earlier arrested in similar kind of offence by Uttarakhand Police was identified, who was running a call centre from S-Block, Sector-12, Noida, UP.

Thereafter a joint team of Police Station Palam Village comprising ASI Mukesh, ASI Jagat, HC Mahesh Pratap and HC Vishal along with staff of Cyber Cell was formed and raids were conducted at all possible hideouts of accused persons. During raid, one of the accused person later identified as Kumud Rajan Kamlesh @ Manish Kamlesh s/o Kamleshwar Prasad r/o 1H, Pocket-02, MayurVihar Phase III, Delhi-96, Age 40 Yrs, who was also an accomplice of accused Shadab in previous involvement, was apprehended from the area of Mayur Vihar, Phase-III, Delhi. Later on his instance accusedShadab was also apprehended by the raiding team.

During further investigation their associate namely Priyanka Goswami R/o Mandoli, Delhi, age – 22 years who was living with the accused Shadab Malik at S-89, Sector-12, Noida posing as a husband-wife before the landlord and used to pose herself as Lady Officer (HR) of Air India using fake names Payal Sharma and Aditi Mehra has also been arrested.

Modus Operandi: Accused Shadab Malik along with his other associates made an employer account on Job ad portal www.shine.com using fake identity and obtained job seekers details including their email addresses, name and phone numbers. Accused, Priyanka Goswami used to convince the victim on phone to transfer money in their account. Accused Kumud Rajan Kamlesh got prepared two aadhar cards, one in the name of Kumud Rajan Kamlesh and another in the name of Manish Kamlesh. He also used to change his addresses in Delhi to evade arrest. Accused Kumud Rajan Kamesh @ Manish Kamlesh registered multiple accounts in his name and also obtained SIM Cards of many telecom service providers.

Thereafter accused persons started contacting to the job seekers through email and telephonic calls. They contacted thousands of job seekers and availed the opportunity to dupe the hundreds of unemployed youths who lost their jobs during pandemic. Then the accused person posing as HR, Interviewer and Verification Officers dupe the victims of thousands of rupees. Thereafter they lure the job seekers in the name of various charges including uniform fee, verification fee and other charges.

The accused person used to ask the prospective job seekers to deposit Rs 1875/- initially for arranging online interview and job offer letter. After that they used to induce the victim to further transfer Rs. 18,500/- on the pretext of security, Rs. 15,700/- on pretext of uniform and then Rs. 35,000/- in the name of verification.

During investigation of the case, it has been revealed that the accused persons have cheated hundreds of Job seeker youth Nationwide. At present, 9/10 such complaints have been identified, further,bank accounts details of accused persons are being analyzed. Till now 12 forged bank accounts of the accused persons have been indentified, out of these, details of 7 banks accounts have been obtained. Approximately, Rs. 60 lakhs cheated amount have been credited in these accounts. Till now,cheated money amounting toRs. 47000 has been frozen. Further details are being obtained from the different banks.

PROFILE OF ACCUSED:

*Accused Shadab Malik S/o Naushad R/o 426, HindonVihar Ghaziabad, UP age-26 Yrs is the mastermind behind this job racket. He completed his 12th Class from a government school of Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad and initially worked in Paytm, Co-GENT and EXL in Noida then left the job due to meager salary. To fulfill his dream of luxury life and to earn easy money he along with other associate Kumud Rajan Kamlesh@ Manish Kamlesh started running online job fraud racket of providing job in Air India.

*Accused KumudRanjanKamlesh @ Manish Kamlesh s/o Kamleshwar Prasad R/o 1H Pocket II MayurVihar Phase III, Delhi 96 is permanent resident of H.NO 380, Railway Colony, Rampur, Jamalpur, Bihar. Accused Kumud graduated in science from Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar in 1998. Accused came to Delhi in 2003 and worked in BPO companies like Airtel, Convergys, IBM, Exl. Accused came in contact with accused with Sadab. in Year 2016. Thereafter,they started running the job racket for providing job in Air India.

Previous Involvement of accused Shadab Malik and Kumud RajanKamlesh:FIR No 441/17 Police Station- Rishikesh District- Dehradun, S- Block, Sector-12, Noida, UP along with the accused Shadab Malik posing as husband-wife before the landlord. They were running the fake call center in the said rented building. She used to trap the victim by inducing him/her for transferring money in the name of registration, security, uniform, laptop and verification. Before joining this hi-tech racket she was working with a RO company in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi.

RECOVERY: One Laptop used to create fake proposal letters and accessing purported email of Air India. Ten Mobile Phones including SIM-cards., Two Wi-Fi Routers for accessing internet. , Fourteen Debit Cards of different banks. Two Cheque Books of fake bank accounts., Accounts of the accused persons have been got freezed.

 
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