New Delhi: Last week the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) busted an inter-state fake job and training racket that preyed on unsuspecting job seekers, offering positions in esteemed government entities such as GST, Railways, and FCI.
The operation led to the arrest of three key players in the fraudulent scheme, exposing a widespread network that has been operating for the past two years.
The accused, according to the officials, were charging exorbitant sums ranging from Rs 10-20 lakh per person under the guise of providing specialized training for government jobs. The racket had its roots in multiple locations, including Nagpur, Dhanbad, Patna, and Buxar, illustrating the organized nature of the criminal enterprise.
The CBI’s investigation revealed that the fraudsters had been luring job seekers with promises of lucrative positions within government entities, exploiting the desperation and vulnerability of individuals seeking stable employment.
The accused had established an elaborate system of deception, using forged documents and false affiliations with reputable organizations to create an illusion of legitimacy.
The CBI, acting on intelligence and complaints from victims, initiated a meticulous and covert operation to dismantle the entire network. The agency’s efforts bore fruit as they successfully apprehended the three kingpins responsible for orchestrating the scam. The arrested individuals are now in custody, awaiting legal proceedings that will determine the extent of their involvement and the charges they will face.
Fraudulent activities of the accused, according to the officials, extended beyond a single state, involving an intricate web of accomplices operating across different regions. “This revelation underscores the need for coordinated efforts among law enforcement agencies to combat such crimes effectively,” said an observer.
The CBI has issued a stern warning to those involved in such deceitful practices, emphasizing its commitment to eradicating fraudulent recruitment schemes. The agency is urging the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to job offers, especially those demanding exorbitant fees for training or employment opportunities.
As news of the CBI’s successful operation spreads, it serves as a stark reminder to job seekers to exercise caution and conduct thorough research before engaging with any recruitment agencies. The incident highlights the importance of public awareness and collaboration between citizens and law enforcement agencies to curb the menace of fake job rackets plaguing the nation.