Fake airline job racket busted in Delhi, seven women held

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have busted a fake job scam with the arrest of seven women who allegedly cheated people on the pretext of getting them jobs in different airlines. The racket was being operated from a placement centre in west Delhi’s Ramesh Nagar.
So far, at least 150 persons have been cheated by the gang. The seven arrested women have been identified as Sushmita alias Riya Sharma (26), Chhaya (21), Akansha Sharma (21), Pooja (21), Roshni (24), Rekha (23) and Jyoti (29).
Deputy commissioner of police (west) Urvija Goel said, based on a tip-off, a team of cyber cell was constituted to identify and apprehend the criminals involved in the racket. “On Saturday evening, the team raided a premises in Ramesh Nagar where a fake airlines job placement agency was found functioning. Seven women who were present there, were arrested,” Goel said.
The DCP said, the accused used to send bulk messages to random people throughout India. They then duped the innocent job seekers who used to call on the mobile numbers given in the messages. “One of the complainants stated that he was cheated of Rs 32,000 in the name of providing a job at an airport,” the DCP said. Smartphones, fake appointment letters of various airlines and details of the victims have been seized from the accused.
16/03/21 Times of India

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