5 duped of Rs 95 lakh on pretext of getting jobs

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 14 April 2018

Pune: Three persons have been booked by the Pune city police for allegedly cheating five youths to the tune of Rs 95 lakh under the pretext of helping them get permanent jobs with the Indian Railways. 

Based on a complaint from social worker Hirkani Sudam Dhurve (45) of Alandi, Koregaon Park police station has registered the FIR against Farukh Shaikh alias Patel (50), Najiya Shaikh (45) and Wasim Shaikh (25), all residents of Bhusawal. 

Pune: Three persons have been booked by the Pune city police for allegedly cheating five youths to the tune of Rs 95 lakh under the pretext of helping them get permanent jobs with the Indian Railways. 

Based on a complaint from social worker Hirkani Sudam Dhurve (45) of Alandi, Koregaon Park police station has registered the FIR against Farukh Shaikh alias Patel (50), Najiya Shaikh (45) and Wasim Shaikh (25), all residents of Bhusawal. 

According to the police, Dhurve runs a marriage bureau in Bibvewadi. The accused Farukh had met her through an acquaintance. He pretended to be a senior railway officer who can help five youths get permanent jobs. He held meetings several times since May 2017 at German Bakery in Koregaon Park and filled some forms for the youths and also gave them bogus appointment letters. However, he stopped responding to phone calls after about Rs 95 lakh was transferred to his account. 

When the youths approached railway authorities, they learnt about the fraud. However, the police didn’t register the case initially and the complainant had to file a private complaint in the court. Based on directions from the court, the FIR was registered by the police on Friday. 

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