New Delhi: A 22-year-old youth from Haryana
was arrested from here for allegedly duping thousands of
people of around Rs six lakh by promising them jobs in Delhi
Metro, police said on Tuesday.
Yatender Yadav, a college dropout hailing from
Mahender Garh, was apprehended from south Delhi`s Lajpat Nagar
yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S
"Around 15,000 to 20,000 application forms with demand
drafts or postal orders were received by Yadav which amounted
to around Rs six lakh. Documents have already been destroyed
by Yadav in order to destroy evidence as he became alert after
the DMRC approached police," he said.
The arrest came following a probe into a complaint by
Delhi Metro that an advertisement appeared in `Uttarakhand
Rozgar Darshan` seeking applications for over 2,000 posts in
the name of DMRC Placement Agency, Kotla Mubarakpur.
The Delhi Metro, in its complaint, said it had not
authorised any agency for recruitment and it appeared to be a
During investigations, it came to light that one
Yatender had taken a house in Kotla Mubarakpur on rent. He
used to come there during late night hours and collect the
application forms received through post.
Police said Yadav rented the premises from one Rajpal
saying he did not want to physically occupy it and offered a
payment of Rs 3,000 per month to receive letters delivered by
in the name of DMRC Placement Agency.
After arranging the rented premises, Yadav then contacted
Negi Prakashan, who publishes Uttrakhand Rozgar Darshan in
Bulandshahar, for the publication of advertisement regarding
recruitment in Delhi Metro, according to police.
He also got thousands of application forms printed and
circulated them in UP and Uttrakhand asking job aspirants to
pay a postal order or a DD of Rs 100 for general candidates
and Rs 50 for SC/ST candidates.
"He knew that people residing far from Delhi would not
come to his office for enquiry for such a meagre amount and so
he published advertisements in newspapers having circulation
outside Delhi," Dhaliwal said.
The official said they were investigating whether Negi
Prakashan is involved in the racket.
The Delhi Metro has earlier brought out public notices
in leading newspapers to create awareness among people about
fake advertisements by agencies, which are duping people of
thousands of rupees with the promise of providing them jobs in
All vacancies in Delhi Metro are advertised in advance in
newspapers and its website `www.delhimetrorail.com`.