Who will have any doubts, if training for jobs in Railways is being given from a house in railway colony. Working on this psychology, a gang of imposters not only offered training to the vulnerably unemployed youths but even offered them fake appointment letters in the Railway department.
All this was being done at a cost of Rs 3.5 lakh each. Until now, it has come to light that through this modus operandi the gang had duped around 100 unemployed youths in the name of jobs in railways.
UP STF on Friday busted the racket and arrested 9 imposters and recovered documents, application form, fake id cards, mobile phones and two high-end four-wheelers from their possession. Interestingly, at the time of raid, the STF sleuths also found 13 unemployed youths undergoing fake training at the Sleeper Ground Railway Colony in Manaknagar area.
According to SSP STF Amit Pathak, STF had information that a gang was active in duping vulnerable youths in the name of getting jobs in railways. The gang had taken shelter at a house at Sleeper Ground Colony of Railway in Shantinagar locality of Manaknagar. The gang also had a fake website through which they used to attract their possible targets.
After getting this information, the STF sleuths raided the said house and nabbed 9 imposters. The imposters were identified as gang mastermind Dilip Singh, co-organiser of the training programme Kunal Srivastava, teacher Mukesh Kumar, Roshan Kumar, agents Rajesh Sharma, Rajeev, Jitin Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Akhilesh.
Besides, the main teacher Kolkata resident Rajneesh Singh had fled a few days back after taking leave.
STF sub-inspector Abhinav Singh Pundhir told TosNews that the gang has advertised for posts of TC, clerk and other posts in railways. Until now, around 100 unemployed youths have been duped by the gang, Pundhir said.
What was surprising that despite the gang using the railway colony house for the racket for the past three months, none of the railway officials had inkling about it.