Two held for cheating 24-yr-old man of ` 6.5L
VASHI: The APMC police on Wednesday arrested two men, for allegedly cheating a 24-year-old man of Rs6.50 lakh by promising him a job in Dubai.
According to the police, the complainant, Vikranjit Singh, a resident of Kopar Khairane, had got in touch with the accused — identified as Pawan Shukla, 22, a native Uttar Pradesh and Jayhar Rathod, 23, a native of Gujarat —in November last year, when he was desperately searching for a job.
“The accused told him that he could easily get a job in Dubai if he was ready to pay Rs6.50 lakh for the visa the air tickets. Not suspecting any foul play, Singh paid them the money within a few days,” said an officer from APMC police station.
“But five months later, when there was still no progress on the job front, Singh started inquiring about it. The accused eventually stopped receiving his phone calls and went into hiding,” he said.
“It was then that Singh registered a complaint with the police following which we arrested the duo from Kalyan on Wednesday,” added the officer.
The accused have been booked under sections 420 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“Several advertisements that offer jobs overseas appear in newspapers daily. People apply blindly for those jobs and become victims of fake recruitment agencies. Before approaching any agency, one should do good research about the company,” said another police officer, requesting anonymity.