Youth from Haryana arrested for duping job aspirants
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 17:50
  
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 Dhaliwal said.

"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 fake firm.

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 the organisation.

All vacancies in Delhi Metro are advertised in advance in newspapers and its website 'www.delhimetrorail.com'.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 17:50


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