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Agri Dept recruitment scam: Accused is an MBA

The police investigation in the case of Agriculture Department recruitment racket has found that one of the three youths allegedly involved in the case has an MBA degree

Written by Ishfaq Naseem | Panchkula | Published: June 19, 2013 4:30:48 am

The police investigation in the case of Agriculture Department recruitment racket has found that one of the three youths allegedly involved in the case has an MBA degree from a university in Hisar and is already booked for cheating and selling drugs without licenses.

Police also found that he involved a painter and an unemployed graduate to bring out a fake employment notice for jobs in the Agriculture Department to earn application fee money.

Police officials said the man,Sunil,issued an advertisement for jobs in the Agriculture Department. “The main accused Sunil has already been booked in two cases of cheating at Hisar . He worked out the plan to issue a fake advertisement for jobs with the help of Dinesh,a painter,and Anand,a graduate,to dupe people,” said a police official.

According to police the trio were operating from an office in Sector 11 Panchkula and received over 1,000 applications attached with the demand draft of Rs 600 each at the office.

In total,Rs 6 lakh was paid by the applicants through DD payable to Haryana Agriculture Planning and Development Department.

They were planning to open an account to get money credited. Police officials said Sunil revealed during interrogation that he had a dream to become rich and the idea of job advertisement struck him.

The advertisements were given in local newspapers. Police officials said that Sunil confessed to having advertised 438 vacant posts in the Agriculture Department. The advertisement was issued in May and the duration of a month was given to receive application forms along with application fees,officials said.

The advertisements included posts of district agriculture manager,district agriculture officer,assistant district agriculture officer,accountant and computer operator and store keeper and peon in the department.

The trio,residents of Hisar,was arrested last week in a police raid at Hisar. Station House Officer (SHO),Sector 5,Mukesh Kumar,said that while investigation in the case is on,police is waiting for the court order on the demand draft received as application fee.

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