Man held for cheating his ex-colleague on pretext of getting him employment

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Man held for cheating his ex-colleague on pretext of getting him employment

Sunday, 18 October 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Police has arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly cheating his former colleague on the pretext of getting him a job in the Ministry of Finance.

The accused has been identified as Gaurav Dutt, a resident of Brahampuri in Shahdara area.

According to Kumar Gyanesh, the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Southeast district, on Thursday, Jaitpur police station received a complaint from a man named Mukul Aggarwal, a resident of Sarita Vihar, in this connection.

"Aggarwal alleged that in 2015, while working at a call centre of a telecommunication company, he came in contact with Dutt. After some time, he left the job and both of them got in touch again in 2019 via social media," he said.

"During one of their conversations, when Aggarwal asked Dutt what was he doing, the accused told him that he was working in the Ministry of Finance and can get him a job there as an assistant. For this, the accused asked Dutt to pay Rs 40,000," said the Additional DCP.

"Aggarwal gave his documents to the accused along with an advance of Rs 10,000 to the accused. After that, the accused started demanding more money from the victim. Aggarwal paid a total of Rs 1,54,000 to Dutt," he said.

"On Thursday, Dutt came to Aggarwal's shop in Raghunath Market, Jaitpur and demanded Rs 3,000 more and told the victim that some documents were still pending. "The victim and his father then realised that they were being cheated, following which they caught him and called the police," said the Additional DCP.

During interrogation, Dutt said he had applied for a loan of Rs 1,50,000 but could not pay it. He was in dire need of money, so he cheated his former colleague, Gyanesh said.

Copy of ID card, tax invoice slips, membership card and entry pass have been recovered from the possession of the accused, police said.

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