Srinagar, Jan 5: A few criminals are looting gullible youth by promising them government jobs. During the past few days Police have busted two fake job rackets one in Kashmir and another in Jammu.
Two days ago police busted a fake job racket in Ganderbal district and arrested three persons who were allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing jobs in government departments against heavy sums of money.
The police also recovered fake appointment letters, service books, GP fund books and other material from them.
In yet another scam Police busted a fake job racket in Jammu and arrested three persons, who were part of a gang involved in duping youths by promising them jobs against cash payments.
A police spokesman said the department received a complaint from Shanker Singh, a resident of Roop Nagar, claiming he and 21 others were duped by five men on the false promise of landing them government jobs.
Police said that accused had collected around Rs 1.20 crore from the job seekers.
An official while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “It’s unfortunate that educated youth are falling prey to these thugs and they end up paying huge sums.”
He said, “There are reports that a few low rung political activists have emerged as brains behind these rackets. They are looting people on one or other pretext. Investigations are on and in coming days more arrests would be made and culprits would be booked.”
Sources said that political parties have taken a strong note about a few of their workers indulging in such activities and have warned them that if anyone is found involved he or she would be dealt with sternly. “A few people are bringing bad name. They will be identified and handed over to the Police. We can’t allow anyone to malign the names of the ruling parties,” said a politician.
An analyst said, “Jammu and Kashmir government should make the recruitment process transparent so that these touts and dalals don’t get a chance to loot people. The perception that government jobs are on sale has to change.”
A police official said that these people have become so smart that they get the fake letterheads printed and even manage to get the stamps. The people running the government offices need to be more careful and ensure that the secret information within the department remains a closely guarded secret. “We have got enough clues and the two job rackets which were busted recently have provided us with good leads we are working on the angles which can take us to the people who are misusing their positions. No one is above the law,” the official added.