Seven people have been arrested for allegedly duping more than a thousand people into promising them jobs at the Airport Authority of India (AAI). The gang are said to have deceived people of 2.5 million rupees. A case has been registered under Sections 419 420, 468, 34 and 120B of the IPC.
The complainant, Rajat Verma (21), from Lucknow, said: “I was looking for a job and came across an advertisement in a Hindi daily newspaper offering a job with AAI. I called the number listed. A woman responded and told me to mail all of my documents and certificates. A man then called and told me to transfer 2000 Rs for registration. They secured me a TC job at IGI airport with a monthly salary of Rs 45,000. Later they asked me for 15,000 rupees as security, which I paid. They promised me a letter of employment, but called back and asked me for 35,000 rupees. My parents refused to pay and inquired about the work. Soon we found out that the ad was bogus. I tried calling the employers, but they didn’t take any calls.
Police said Verma filed a complaint against the accused on July 14. “We checked the phone numbers and the bank transfer details. Two men were arrested at an ATM while withdrawing money. They confessed to their crime and led us to five other defendants, ”said Sanjay Bhati, DCP (IGI Airport).