Two held for cheat­ing 24-yr-old man of ` 6.5L

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan [email protected]­dus­tan­

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.

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