The Ganeshpeth police arrested four persons including a couple duping unemployed youths to the tunes of crores of rupees promising them jobs in Railways. The arrested have been identified as Sumit Meshram, his wife Nikita Meshram, Dheer Khurana and Raj Yadav.
According to police, the Meshram couple is the mastermind of the racket, who run a placement agency M Star Business Solution at Pratibha Sankul on North Ambazari Road. The Meshram couple duped a number of youths assuring them jobs. The complainant Nikhil Thakre came into contact with the couple in November 2015, who promised him a job of ticket checker (TC) in railways.
Initially, the couple took Rs 500 from him as registration charges. He was then called in Ganeshpeth where he was told he would get a job in Railways and was asked to pay Rs 11.5 lakh. They then introduced Nikhil to Dheer Khurana as a senior official of Railways. Believing them, Nikhil paid them the entire amount.
In March 2016, Nikita called Nikhil to Kanhan where Nikhil met five other youths who had paid money to Nikita for getting job in Railways. Nikita introduced one Raj Yadav, telling him that Raj has replaced Dheer Khurana. She then asked Nikhil to reach Delhi along with the form. On September 8, 2016, Nikhil undergone ‘medical check-up’ for Railways where Raj was also present. Nikhil was told within few days, his name would appear on Railway’s website.
After a long wait, when Nikhil did not find his name on Railway website, he contacted the accused persons, who evaded his questions. Suspecting their behaviour, Nikhil asked them to return his educational certificates and the money he had paid to them. The accused persons then switched off their phones closed down their placement agency office and absconded.
In the meantime, Nikhil learnt his name was not on the Railways website. He then lodged a complaint with Ganeshpeth police station. Constable Sachin Awasar investigated the matter and lodged an offence against the accused and arrested the quartet.
It is reported that the foursome have cheated a number of youths and the amount they have charged from them might run into crores of rupees.