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2 arrested for deceiving people on the pretext of giving railway jobs

New Delhi:

Two men have been arrested for allegedly deceiving around 50 people on the pretext of providing them with railway jobs, police said on Thursday.

The defendants were identified as Ritesh, 26, a resident of Faridabad, and Mohit Rajput, 25, of Ambala in Haryana, they said.

Police made the arrests after investigating complaints against Ritesh for cheating people on the pretext of getting them the job of assistant station master in the railways.

Police raided various locations in Haryana during the investigation and arrested the main accused Ritesh of Faridabad on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said.

During his interrogation, Ritesh revealed that he had duped around 50 unemployed people under the guise of providing them the job and took around Rs 50 lakh from them, Kalsi said.

At his instance, his accomplice Rajput was also arrested at Nirman Vihar in east Delhi on Monday, the DCP said.

Ritesh worked as a marketing trainer in a private company and lured interns with the promise of getting them the job of assistant stationmaster in the railways.

He used to claim to trainees that he came from an influential family, with one of his relatives being a private aide to the Minister of Railways and his father a financier of a prominent political party in more of his uncle being a CBI officer.

He also used to say that one of his friends is an SHO, police said.

By inciting them, he took hundreds of thousands of rupees from the unemployed and fled. His associate Mohit Rajput helped him with the task, police added.

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