Eight held for running fake job racket in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Eight people belonging to two gangs were arrested on the charge of running a fake job racket here and cheating around 150 unemployed youth by promising employment in central and state government departments, police said.

Acting on information, police arrested the eight people yesterday and found they had indulged in cheating job-seekers after taking advance between Rs one lakh and Rs 10 lakh from each candidate.

The gang had issued fake appointment orders and training letters to the youth, a police release said adding Rs 24lakh was seized from them.

The modus operandi of the gang was to tell unemployed youth through their friends and relatives about jobs in various departments including railways, revenue, education and Telangana electricity transmission company among others and demanded between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 25 lakh from candidates to secure positions in them, it said.

After obtaining advance from the candidates, they used tosend fake mails and call letters asking them to report at their respective departments, the release said.

The release further said after issuing fake appointment letters of railways, the gang members conducted training classes in West Bengal and Odisha for the “selected” candidates.

Also, some were paid a month’s salary, the release said.

So far, 10 cases have been registered in different police stations in the city against the gang members, it added.

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