A cheat posed as an employee of Jet Airways and conned more than 25 job aspirants in the city. What’s more, he even convinced a job placement agency to send him their candidates. The Bhandup police, where the case is registered, have arrested the three owners of the agency and the main accused in the case. According to the police, the fraud was identified as Sudhir Roy (30), a resident of Kanjurmarg, who approached a placement agency in Dreams Mall in Bhandup (West), run by Atul Tiwari (23), Ajay alias Surender Pandey (23) and Naresh Duttakhot (25). Police Sub-Inspector Deepali Kulkarni from Bhandup police station said, “The trio runs a placement agency in Dreams Mall. Roy met them six months ago and claimed that he had contacts in Jet Airways and could procure jobs for their candidates. The agency people got convinced and even let him put up posters bearing his number outside their office, to attract more people.” The firm would send their candidates directly to Roy.
In order to look the part, Roy would wear the Jet Airways uniform and would only meet candidates inside the airport premises, just outside Terminal 1. He charged different amounts for different ‘hires’ he made Rs 12,000 for a supervisor, Rs 8,000 for a loader, Rs 15,000 for ground staff and Rs 16,000 for a cashier. He even dispatched fake appointment letters bearing the company logo.
15/07/14 Sagar Rajput/Mid Day