Delhi police arrests two for recruitment scam using fake Doordarshan website

By Bhartendu Sharma  Published on  24 Sep 2019 4:16 PM GMT
Delhi police arrests two for recruitment scam using fake Doordarshan website

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

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.

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