7 people, including 2 govt employees held for offering fake jobs in ONGC

ONGC Scam

New Delhi, Sep 18: Seven people, including two employees of the Ministry of Rural Development, have been arrested for duping aspirants on the pretext of providing them jobs in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The  Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Tuesday said the accused were duping aspirants of Rs 22 lakh each after promising them jobs in ONGC.

Police have seized 27 mobile phones, 2 laptops, 10 cheque books, fake voter ID cards and 45 SIM cards used by the fraudsters.

The accused were identified as Jagdish Raj (55), resident of Sarojni Nagar, Sandeep Kumar (31), a resident of Najafgarh, Delhi, and both employees of the Ministry, Wasim (28), Ankit Gupta (32), and Vishal Goel (37) — all three from UP’s Meerut, Suman Saurabh (32) and Kishore Kunal (32) of east Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar.

Police said that the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) had filed a complaint at Police Station Vasant Kunj (North), after which a case was registered and investigation of the case handed to Crime Branch.

“The victims were introduced to a man named Randhir Singh alias Kunal Kishore who took Rs 22 lakh from the victims for getting them jobs in ONGC. But later on, all the contacts of Randhir Singh went off the radar. The revelations made by the victims pointed towards a highly organised cheating syndicate,” said Bhism Singh, DCP (Crime).

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