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Kolkata: Cybercrime department busts job racket, arrests 2

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The cybercrime wing of the Bidhannagar Commissionerate on Friday arrested two men and busted a job racket in which the gang would prey on unsuspecting and jobless youths, mostly from the interiors of the state, by promising them jobs in various government departments.

Reajaul Mirza and Sk Ramiz would publish their own merit list on their fake websites which would lead the innocent youth to believe that they have cleared the written part of the exam. They would then pay a big sum to the duo to help them clear the interview, a pre-requisite to land the job.

The police also recovered cash amounting to Rs 32,000, Rs 10 lakh in three separate bank accounts, two laptops, two mobile phones, dongles, ATM cards and passbooks from the possession of Md Rejaul Mirja, 34, and Sk Ramiz, 27. Both of them were produced in court and sent to police custody.

According to two separate complaints filed by the secretary of the West Bengal Central School Service Commission and the secretary of the Group D Recruitment Board, the duo created multiple websites to dupe numerous unemployed youths.

An investigation officer narrated the modus operandi of the duo.

“Whenever any government department would release advertisements for recruitments, this gang would approach innocent and jobless youths in the interiors and promise them to get the job with the help of their influence in the government departments. They would even tell them to pay after they draw their first salary. After the written exams they would publish their own merit lists on their fake websites with the name of the candidates who would believe that they have cleared written exams. They would then requests Mirja and Ramiz to help them clear the interview too. They would then say that their source in the department wants at least 50 percent of the money in advance. The unsuspecting youths would pay up the money,” said the officer.

Investigators feel that the duo were carrying out the fraud for over two years and could have duped more than 100 people.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that this is a much bigger racket which has duped several innocent people. Till now we have found out that they have duped people to the tune of one crore. We are sure that many more victims will come forward and the amount will increase,” said an officer of the cyber crime department.

They have been booked for forgery, cheating, forging for the purpose of harming, for fraudulently using a genuine document, dishonestly inducing delivery of property and criminal conspiracy.

Source: Times of India

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