The Crime Branch of the Chandigarh Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a cheating racket wherein people were duped on the pretext of getting jobs in the Merchant Navy.
Police said the racket was being run by two former Air Force sergeants who were identified as Naveen Kumar Sharma from Dumara village in Bihar and Ashok Kumar Jha also from Bihar.
Both the accused have been booked under Sections 420,506 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector-39 police station.
Sangrur resident Gurpiar Singh complained that Indraprastha Marine Management,operating from a Sector-40 office,had cheated him of Rs 1.5 lakh by promising him a job in the Merchant Navy.
Gurpiar told the police that he had read an advertisement in a newspaper and contacted the two accused who posed as directors of the company and took Rs 1.5 lakh from him.
He,however,alleged that the accused neither got him the job nor did they return the money.