One held for running fake placement agency

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Nagpur, Oct 24 (UNI) One person has been arrested for allegedly duping several job seekers by running a fake placement agency here, police said today.

Virendra Singh Rampukar Khairwar, who duped several persons on the pretext of getting them jobs in the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Mumbai, was nabbed last evening, police said.

Khairwar took upto Rs 60,000 each from several applicants, and even allegedly staged fake interviews and medical tests for the 'applicants' in Mumbai, a police release here said.

The suspect had opened a spacious office under the name and style of 'Shri Ganesh HRD Services Pvt Ltd' in a posh area of the city, it said.

Swapnil Prabhakar Sawarkar, one of the victims, lodged a complaint with the police after he realised that the entire procedure was fake and that he had been duped, the release said.

Acting on the complaint, sleuths from the Crime Branch of the city police raided Khairwar's office and seized several documents, including resumes of several young boys and girls from there, it said.

Three of Khairwar's accomplices, who were working with him in the placement agency, were absconding, it said, adding, the suspects were all 'influential' as they were allegedly associated with a students' organisation. They have all been booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), it added.

UNI

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