New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, the Naval police busted a fake recruitment agency in Maharashtra’s Thane on Wednesday, as reported by nes agency PTI. The mastermind of the racket is identified as “captain” Sameer Singh who posed himself as the official of the Navy, operated from Ambernath in Thane district, the complaint lodged Indian Navy with Thane Police said.
“A preliminary investigation conducted by Naval Police revealed that this individual used a fake Ministry of Defence letter, indicating INS Kunjali, situated at Colaba, Mumbai, as being the recruitment and work place,” the Navy release added.
The man was allegedly involved in taking money from job aspirants as application fee and for issuing `uniforms’ and identity cards, the release said.
A complaint by Naval Police team has also been lodged in Ambernath East, requesting the police to apprehend the man and register a First Information Report against him, it added.
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Hailing from Ambernath in Thane, the accused used to gather cash from poor and gullible candidates as charges, gave fake identity cards, gave the unifroms and other fundamental ‘paper work’ in the scam for the promised employment.
On the basis of a tip-off, a Naval Police group swooped at Singh’s home in Ambernath on Tuesday and led a probe and affirmed the murky goings-on.
As per official sources, they were cautioned by a retired naval official on the deceitful jobs for-cash racket and they thus informed the Naval Police which swung into action early this week.