The Delhi Police has arrested seven women for allegedly running a fake placement agency and duping hundreds of people across the country on the pretext of providing them lucrative jobs in reputed airline companies.
The accused have been identified as Sushmita (26), Chhaya (21), Akansha Sharma (21), Pooja (21), Roshni (24), Rekha (23) and Jyoti (29). The police have recovered six phones, fake appointment letters of airlines and data of victims from the accused.
According to Urvija Goel, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), West district, police team raided a building in west Delhi’s Ramesh Nagar on Saturday where the agency was being run through a call centre.
“The accused duped job seekers across India in the name of providing them lucrative jobs at airports and reputed government and private airline companies. The accused used to send bulk messages which read ‘Job openings in various airlines and interested may call on the given mobile number’, to random people,” said the DCP.
“The victims were first made to transfer Rs 2,500 registration charge and were later asked to pay additional amounts in the name of uniform, security and other charges. With the data of victims available with the accused, the police contacted several of them who stated that they were cheated in the name of providing lucrative jobs at airports and were also made to transfer the amount online,” said the DCP.
“The matter came to the fore after they received a complaint via e-mail from one of the victims stating that he was cheated of Rs 32,000 by the gang using the same modus operandi. The accused were booked under IPC section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and other relevant sections of the Information Technology Act at the Kirti Nagar Police Station,” said the DCP.