Delhi: Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested two individuals on September 24 for cheating unemployed youths from remote areas of Bihar, MP, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra on the pretext of providing jobs at Doordarshan.

The accused have been identified as Rohit Mishra and Ashish Singh, both Bihar residents. The complaint was filed by Dinesh Mahur, Additional Director General at Prasar Bharti on September 13. In the complaint, he stated that he had been receiving grievances from several people that they had been cheated through the website www.ddbroadcaster.com.

He further mentioned that the miscreants had also created the fake website using Doordarshan’s logo. Following the complaint, an FIR was lodged, and police sprung into action. Based on call details, bank account statements and other technical inputs, it became known that the miscreants were operating from Ghaziabad/Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Through further technical evidence and CCTV footages, the accused were finally caught.

Upon interrogation, Rohit revealed the fake recruitment fraud, which he was operating for the last three years. He further disclosed that he was running the website and had associated his friend and co-accused Ashish in the whole thing.

Forged appointment letters, mobile phones, SIM cards, laptop, government stamps and forged election identity card, various pan cards, chequebooks were recovered from the possession of the accused persons.

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

Bhartendu loves traveling and capture world in his lens. In the past, he has also made few documentaries related to human interest.

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