Cops crack Gulf job scam in Delhi

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man from Central Delhi in connection with a cheating racket.

Written by Express News Service | Published:April 5, 2012 1:11 am

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man from Central Delhi in connection with a cheating racket. Incidentally,the accused,identified as Rehan Khan,had been kidnapped by the victims of his scam,and was rescued by police from Moradabad two days ago.

Khan,a resident of Turkman Gate,reportedly duped people with promises of providing them jobs in Gulf countries. According to officials,at least 50 passports,bank passbooks and stamps were recovered from the accused.

On March 31,one Shishpal,a resident of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan,approached the police alleging that Khan had sought Rs 70,000 each from him and two other persons to process their visas,promising them employment opportunities in Kuwait.

Lured by these promises,the complainant and his friends handed over Rs 6,000 each and their passports to Khan six months ago.

Khan had reportedly taken more money from them at

a second meeting,but had failed to provide the visas. Later,the complainant reportedly found that Khan’s office in Wardhman City Plaza had been shut down,and he had fled. Police arrested Khan from his

residence.

A native of Rampur,Khan studied till Class XII,and has reportedly confessed that he had been a victim of such cheating himself in 2007,when another agent,Wajid from Sarai Zulena,had cheated him of Rs 1.35 lakh.

Khan said that this incident made him realise how easy it was to fool people with the promise of employment in foreign countries.

He then allegedly partnered with Wahid,and the duo started this racket from an office rented in the name of RV Enterprises at Wardhman City Plaza.

Since then,he said,they have hired sub-agents,and cheated many people from Delhi,Rajasthan,Bihar,Uttar Pradesh,West Bengal,as well as Nepal.

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