On a complaint registered by the Mira Road job hunter, the Government Reserve Police (GRP) from Vasai has busted a racket and arrested a ‘placement agent’ from Delhi for cheating and forging people under the pretext of providing jobs.
Police received a complaint from the Sunil Gawad(27), who lost Rs. 50,000 while registering for an online job portal. The job website was run by the accused Abhiva Gupta, then GRP acted on it.
Gawad received a call from the accused while he was waiting for a train at the Mira Road railway station. This happened in March of last year. After the call, he received an email from the accused, asking him to register to the online job portal. While registering he was directed to another page and asked for a small amount of Rs 10 to be paid online. He was asked to send a one-time-password (OTP) that he received on his mobile phone. Just a moment, Gawad shared the OTP message with Gupta, he received two messages. In the message indicated that he withdraw Rs. 25,000 from his account.
Job hunter Gawad then approached the GRP after which a case of cheating was registered. GRP registered a case under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code against the accused.
After police started the investigation, it received a lead that the money was transferred to two banks based in Delhi. They also found that Gupta was running an agency with two other men where they called job seekers and asked them to transfer small amounts of money. The GRP has also asked the authentication from the Google about the Gupta’s job portal. They also gain access to the details of the website through which the data of the job seekers have been leaked.
The GRP is also on a lookout for his two other aides.