Jobs in airlines: 3 arrested in Noida for defrauding hundreds of job seekers


Police on Tuesday arrested three people on charges of running a fake call center in Noida and admitting hundreds of job seekers to work for the airline, police said on Tuesday.

Among those arrested were Shadab Malik, 26, and his accomplices Priyanka Goswami, 22, and Kumud Ranjan Kamlesh, 40.

The accused targeted those who lost their jobs with the help of Kovid-1p accomplice, police said.

Malik and Goswami were standing as a couple and living in a rented apartment in Noida, from where they were running a fake call center, police said. He said the woman would introduce herself as an officer working in Air India’s HR division.

The case came to light after victim Anvesha Datta Gupta lodged a complaint against the job scam at the Palam police station here. Gupta told police he cheated on her 71,875 from the accused under the pretext of job opportunities in airlines.

So far, police have received at least 10 complaints against the accused.

To track down the suspects, police said they used technical supervision and deposited bank accounts and asked for detailed information about the accused. During the investigation, it was found that all the bank accounts and mobile numbers used in the crime commission were opened on fake identities.

Police arrested Malik using cyber surveillance and statistical information. He was earlier arrested by Uttarakhand police. A senior official said.

Later, raids were carried out on all possible locations of other suspects, after which his accomplice Kumud Rajan Kamlesh was arrested from Mayur Vihar in East Delhi and Goswami was also arrested on his example, the official said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Navy) Devendra Arya said that during the investigation, it was found that Malik and his accomplices had created an employer’s account on the job ad portal and obtained information about job seekers, including their email addresses, names and phone numbers.

The woman used to persuade job seekers to transfer money, while her partner Kamlesh forged documents, registered several accounts in her name and obtained SIM cards of several telephone service providers, he said.

The accused contacted the job seekers via email and telephone calls and introduced them as human resources, interviewers and verification officers.

The accused will ask the victims to deposit Initially 1,875 to arrange online interviews and job offer letters, after which they asked the victim to be replaced 18,500 as security amount, 15,700 uniforms and verification fees 35,000, the DCP said.

So far, 12 fake bank accounts of the accused have been identified. Of these, details of seven bank accounts have been received and approx A fraudulent amount of Rs 60 lakh was deposited in the account, police said.

Police said 47,000 have been frozen in their accounts and further details are being obtained from various banks.

Police seized laptops, 10 mobile phones, including a SIM card, two Wi-Fi routers, 14 debit cards from different banks and two checkbooks of fake bank accounts.

This story has been published from the Wire Agency feed without altering the text. Only the caption has been changed.

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