Delhi Police arrests three men for offering fake foreign jobs, cheating over 100 people of lakhs
On Friday, the police announced that they had arrested three men who were accused of scamming over 100 people by promising them high-paying jobs in leading overseas companies in Turkey and Ethiopia. The police first arrested Sohail Nijam, aged 33, and subsequently apprehended his associates, Afroj Alam, aged 32, and Parvej Alam, aged 42, at his instance. According to the police, the trio wanted to live a luxurious lifestyle and resorted to criminal activities by creating a fake company called "AR Enterprises". They advertised this company on social media and a fake website, where they posted recruitment ads for non-existent foreign jobs, as per the police.
During interrogation, the accused admitted to posting fake job details on their website about high-paying jobs in leading overseas companies in Turkey and Ethiopia. They then sent fake job offer letters through WhatsApp to their victims in exchange for payment, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast), Rajesh Deo said. Additionally, the accused held onto the passports of their victims. Police recovered six mobile phones, two laptops, 68 Indian passports belonging to the victims, fake job offer letters of a Chinese company, and several copies of fake air tickets of Turkey and Ethiopia from their possession.
The police launched an investigation after Dilawar Singh lodged a complaint at the Sarita Vihar Police Station claiming he had been defrauded of Rs 1 lakh by individuals from AR Enterprises, who had promised him a job in Turkey and Ethiopia. Singh alleged that after he had paid them, the accused sent him a fake e-visa, job offer letter, and air ticket. The accused stopped responding to his calls immediately after, as per the police. Based on Singh's complaint, the police registered a case under sections 420, 468, 467, and 471 of the Indian Penal Code and section 24 of the Emigration Act, which are related to forgery and cheating.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police revealed that the police team apprehended Sohail Nijam based on technical surveillance and bank account details, and he subsequently confessed to his crime. His associates, Afroj Alam and Parvej Alam, were then arrested from their residences. The police have also frozen the bank account of the alleged fraudsters, which contained approximately Rs 50-60 lakh. They are currently trying to apprehend the other associates of the accused.