DCW helps woman re­cover money she was duped of

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - Press Trust of In­dia htre­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women (DCW) has helped a woman re­cover money that she had paid to a place­ment agency in north Delhi’s Man­golpuri area that had falsely promised her a lu­cra­tive job in a school.

The com­mis­sion on Sun­day said a 26-year-old woman ap­plied for a job af­ter see­ing an ad­ver­tise­ment in a news­pa­per put in by the place­ment agency.

“The woman re­alised that she had been duped when even af­ter many days no job of­fer had come, and the agency also did not re­ply to her phone calls. She then called the Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women at its 181 Women’s Help- line, seek­ing help in the mat­ter,” a DCW state­ment said.

The com­mis­sion said it im­me­di­ately set up a team and a coun- sel­lor was sent to meet the woman. She was then taken to the po­lice sta­tion to file a com­plaint.

The coun­sel­lor then ac­com­pa­nied the woman to the place­ment agency and di­alled 100, it said.

“The owner de­nied hav­ing taken any money on which the woman pro­duced the signed re­ceipt that she had re­ceived. When the coun­sel­lor threat­ened to es­ca­late the mat­ter, the owner re­turned the amount to her. With the sup­port of the head con­sta­ble, the coun­sel­lor coaxed the place­ment agency to re­fund the woman’s money,” the state­ment stated. Sim­i­lar cases of other women duped by the same agency have come to light and in cases where re­ceipts were avail­able, the com­mis­sion was able to get them re­funds. The DCW has re­quested the Delhi Po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter and en­sure ac­tion against the ac­cused as per the law.

“While the woman would have had to run from pil­lar to post to re­trieve her money, a small in­ter­ven­tion of the com­mis­sion has helped her get her dues. I ap­peal to people to be wary of false traps laid down by crim­i­nals for ex­tor­tion and re­port wrong­do­ings,” DCW chief Swati Mali­wal said.

PTI

Delhi Com­mis­sion for Women chair­per­son Swati Mali­wal ap­pealed to women to be wary of such ex­tor­tion rack­ets.

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