The gang promised jobs in the Indian Railways, State Bank of India, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation apart from other government jobs. Officials recovered Rs 2.7 lakh
A four-member gang, including a doctor, was arrested in a joint operation by the Malkajgiri Special Operations Team (SOT) and the Jawaharnagar police on charges of cheating jobs aspirants here on Thursday.
The gang promised jobs in the Indian Railways, State Bank of India, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation apart from other government jobs. Officials recovered Rs 2.7 lakh, fake appointment letters and other material from them.
The arrested persons were R Narsing Rao, a private employee from Kukatpally, K Maheshwara Rao, a doctor from Andhra Pradesh, K Shiva Krishna from Medchal and P Pratap from Miyapur. Two persons, Tara Kiran and Santosh from Odisha, are absconding.
According to the SOT, the gang with the help of Tara Kiran and Santosh, who claimed having good contacts with officials from the Indian Railways, SBI and other government institutions, promised jobs through back door entry without examinations.
“They collected sums ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 8 lakh, a total of Rs 75 lakh, from 20 students. After receiving their share, both Taran Kiran and Santosh prepared fake appointment letters of Indian Railways, Paradeep Port Trust and other government institutions,” police said.
The fraudsters also issued fake gate passes to students and made them believe that they would soon be joining the departments and start working, officials said.
The appointment letters were sealed, stamped and signed by themselves impersonating as officials of the departments concerned.
The students believed them and transferred the cash into the bank accounts of Mahesh and Narsing who further handed over a share to Tara Kiran and Santosh in Kolkata.
The gang was handed over to the Jawaharnagar police for further investigation.