Delhi police have apprehended a reckless job swindle of a multi-crore scam running in the government office rooms of Krishi Bhawan in Lutyens’ Delhi. Krishi Bhawan is a high-security office which has several central ministries running in the building. The fraudsters used to conduct fake job interviews in the building for proving jobs in navratna PSUs such as ONGC and duped dozens of youths of crores.
The gang comprises of the youngster from the various background including software engineering, director of an online scholarship firm, a graphic designer, a techie and an event manager in connivance with ministry staffers. The gang had a perfect set up at the spot all done to look like an interview venue. They had got two class IV employees of the rural development ministry who had access to most part the office building.
When some officer goes on leave and the office remains close, the staffs would provide that office room to the scamsters to conduct fake job interviews. The scamsters called themselves members of PSU board and even hand fake job letters to the victims. Later they would smartly collect money from them. Police got a notice only after the gang duped a group of students of Rs 22 lakhs by selling fake job promises.
“We have recovered 27 mobile phones, two laptops, 10 chequebooks, fake ID cards and 45 SIM cards from the accused. Further probe is being conducted to ascertain the exact number of victims,” said Rajiv Ranjan, additional commissioner.
“During investigation, it was revealed that the victims received emails from official ONGC email account and were being interviewed at Krishi Bhawan, a government of India establishment. The victims were introduced to a man named Randhir Singh, now identified as Kishore Kunal, who took Rs 22 lakh from the victims and then went off the radar,” said DCP Bhisham Singh.
A special team was formed thereafter led by ACP Aditya Gautam and inspectors Richhpal Singh and Sunil Jain and took an extensive investigation of two months to nab the gang of seven that include two staffers.