Delhi Police Arrest Man Impersonating IAS Officer, Tricking People With Bogus Railroad Jobs

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A 43-year-old man who allegedly posed as an IAS officer and deceived more than 40 people under the pretext of offering them jobs on the Indian Railways has been arrested.

Police said the accused Mohammad Raghib Firoz and his two associates had been leading the “bogus labor” racketeering for years and had deceived people over Rs 2.5 crore in the past eight months. To attract their victims and make their nomination look authentic, the men even held seminars and conducted medical tests and training sessions in Delhi and Dehradun for three months. They were taking money from their targets under the guise of registration and training fees.

One of the victims, who declined to be named, said she lost more than Rs 2 lakh in January. He said: “I worked as a data entry operator and lost my job due to the pandemic. I was looking for jobs online when I found an advertisement for a job in Railways last year. After a test and an interview, I was promised a position in the public relations department. I even went to Paharganj and a hotel in Dehradun to train. I didn’t tell my parents anything and took out a loan from friends for work. When I got home, I realized that there was no work.

“Firoz is the hub and has been on the run for months. He was arrested from Greater Noida, ”police said. During questioning, the defendants revealed that they had placed ads on the internet and attempted to lure their neighbors to apply for the bogus job.

The Economic Offenses Wing had already arrested Firoz’s associates, Brij Kishore and Sachin Kumar, in this case. During the investigation, they discovered that the defendants were printing fake appointment letters and performing medical tests.

Additional CP (EOW) RK Singh said: “It was when the victims reached the DRM office in Jamshedpur for their work that they realized that the accused had cheated on them. The men had asked the victims to report to Jamshedpur.

Singh said his teams visited several villages near Agra, Hathras and Patna to speak to the victims and identify the defendants.

Over the past year, Delhi Police have dismantled several of these rackets and arrested over 4,500 gangs / individuals for deceiving people under the pretext of providing them with jobs in hospitals, railroads and others. government posts. In 2019, around 4,000 such cases were recorded.

Police attributed the increase in these cases to people / groups using the lockdown as an opportunity to engage in bogus job scams and post ads on Facebook and job portals. As people who lost their jobs during the lockdown couldn’t make it to the companies, they often applied online.

Singh said, “Most of the time in these cases, the victims do not verify the credentials of the accused because they are desperate for a job. The defendants often pose as high-ranking officials and offer lucrative salaries with good professional training and assignments. Fake dating letters, registration forms, training and interviews seem genuine.

In the present case, the police said that the accused had booked small hotels in Dehradun and in the Paharganj and Karol Bagh area of ​​Delhi for the victims, and had organized seminars and training sessions on the railways. Indians.

“They were talking about administrative and technical work at the railroads – how to resolve complaints, check coaches, work in the control room, work with the railway protection force, etc. The victims also underwent a medical examination. because the men asked them for a fitness test. The only requirement for the job was a baccalaureate. After training sessions, the defendants told them to report to Jamshedpur where they would start working with senior officers, ” said a police officer.


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