AROUND SIX years ago, after his wife died, Rishipal left his job as a clerical staff at DU and allegedly started duping unemployed youths by promising them jobs. He wore branded clothes and spoke fluent English — but the alertness of a 27-year-old, desperately looking for a job, landed him in the police net.
Hailing from Bulandshahr in UP, Rishipal was arrested from Nizamuddin few days ago when a man, Rajesh Kumar, made a PCR call and informed police that he was trying to cheat him. “After receiving the call, a team under the supervision of Nizamuddin SHO Satendra Mohan, rushed to the spot and detained the accused,” the officer said.
Kumar told police that he worked with a private company and was looking for a change. “Last month, he met Rishipal through his friend. Rishipal allegedly told him that he has contacts in the Merchant Navy and promised him a job. Kumar gave him Rs 23,000, and, in return, Rishipal gave him a fake interview letter on September 26. After that, Rishipal asked him to give Rs 6,500 for a training module. Kumar, however, found it suspicious,” an officer claimed.
Kumar then shared the incident with his friend, who advised him to catch Rishipal with the help of police. Kumar called Rishipal near Ashram to collect Rs 6,500, and after handing over the money in an envelope, made a PCR call.
During investigations, police said, it came to light that 10 cases of cheating were already registered against Rishipal at Sunlight Colony police station. Police, however, suspect that he has cheated over 50 people in the last two years. “Apart from recovering Rs 6,500, police have found Rs 1,25,000 and some fake documents from his possession. He disclosed that he would promise people a government job in exchange for Rs 50,000-Rs 1 lakh,” an officer said.