One held for cheating people by promising jobs as policemen

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Nagpur, Jun 16 (UNI) A 23-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly duping several people by promising them jobs in the police department, police said today.

According to the police, the alleged fraudster, identified as Prakash Ajabrao Meshram, had been running an office and a training institute at his own home here since 2006. Meshram had released advertisements in local newspapers with the promise of conducting the necessary training for getting jobs as policemen, they said.

He collected money from the aspirants and even arranged a 'training session' for them at the ground of the headquarters of Nagpur District Rural police here. However, the aspirants never got the jobs they were looking for, the police added.

One of the duped, Dinesh Vinaykumar Moharil (24), later lodged a complaint with the police, claiming that he had paid Rs two lakh to Meshram for a job, but did not get one.

Acting on the basis of Moharil's complaint, the police registered an offence under section 419 (cheating by impersonation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and arrested Meshram last evening.

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