His physical test for the post of a police constable comprised three rounds of the road behind the Delhi Police Headquarters. The medical examination was conducted inside an Axis Bank ATM on the ground floor. The written test and interview too were equally ridiculous, conducted in the parking lot. And finally, after the deal had been sealed for this con job, a 21-year-old from Aligharh paid Rs 6 lakh standing right outside former chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s official residence.
The incident took place around September last year. However, a case was filed at IP police station now based on the complaint made by the youth Sanjeev Kumar.
Earlier this year, Sanjeev claimed that he had lodged a complaint with police, but there had been no follow up. Sanjeev alleged that police refused to register an FIR after which he approached court.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Central) Alok Kumar confirmed the registration of the FIR. “We are verifying all the angles of the case. The FIR was registered on the court’s direction.”
Sanjeev claimed that he had been promised a job by one Rohit Kumar, whom he had met in his native place.
“Rohit told me that he knew a man who worked as a clerk in the office of the former chief minister Sheila Dikshit. He said there were some vacancies but police were not releasing advertisements. They promised me a job through a quote at the CM’s Office,” Sanjeev alleged.
Sanjeev claimed that he came to Delhi on August 27 to meet Rohit, who took him to meet Bhanu Pratap. The duo asked him for Rs 2,00,00 for the paper work.
“On September 1, Rohit took me to Dikshit’s residence where I met Bhanu outside gate number 2. He took us to a tea shop outside Taj Mansingh where I gave Rohit Rs 2.3 lakh. On September 20, I received a call from a person claiming to be the personal assistant of the Police Commissioner. The caller told me to go to the headquarters on September 22 for a physical test,” Sanjeev said.
Around 10 am on September 22, Sanjeev claimed he met the two outside the PHQ. Room number 3 had been selected for his physical test, they allegedly told Sanjeev.
“We went inside a room with a lot of people. Claiming that the room was occupied, they took me to an ATM where they started taking my measurements. At this point, another man met me and took me to the service road behind the PHQ. He made me run from one gate to the another. Back at the headquarters, I met Rohit and Bhanu who told me that I had passed the test,” Sanjeev claimed.
Sanjeev claimed that the written test had been scheduled at the PHQ parking lot on October 3. In his complaint, Sanjeev alleged that on October 3, a man posing as a police officer asked him a few questions and noted his answers on a Delhi Police notepad.
His final medical test was on October 11 at the PHQ, Sanjeev alleged. “They took me to a room which was already occupied. So Bhanu took me to the parking lot for the medical test,” Sanjeev said.
On September 14, he claimed that he received a letter on a Delhi Police letterhead and was asked to join training at Wazirabad Police Training School after Diwali.
Sanjeev claimed to have deposited the rest of the money to two Bank of India accounts in the name of Chandrabhan. “Much later I realised that I had been cheated…,” he said.