Saturday, March 2, 2024

Odisha EOW arrests three persons in inter-State job racket – N.F Times


Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) today claimed to have cracked a huge inter-State job scam by arresting three persons in this connection from Bhubaneswar. The accused were identified as Mohammad Sanaullah and Sakshi Jain from Hyderabad and Surat Dalai from Balasore, Odisha.

They were working for a pan-India fake job racket which was being run from Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad but was operating in atleast six states including Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.  It was found that scammers have used various mule bank accounts to collect the fees so that they can deceive the police/ law enforcement agencies, were using fake SIMS and YouTube Channels to promote their advertisements especially targeting youths aspiring to get a Government Job.

As per the EOW’s official release, the trio was camping in Odisha since last few months and had been living in an AIR BnB rented accommodation. The raid was conducted after a case was registered  and suo motu enquiry conducted by the EOW in connection with the advertisement published in the local daily Sambad  on December 18 and December 22 last year by Aided Schools Welfare Society (Educational Organization Supported by Government).

After searches were conducted, many incriminating documents/materials including one laptop, eight mobile phones, three pen drives, 12 ATM cards and  Rs 1 lakh cash were seized.

During investigation, it was revealed that advertisements had been published by one newly created fraud
organization “Aided Schools welfare Society” in which it is mentioned that applications are invited from eligible candidates for Non-teaching posts in Aided Schools in Odisha for different posts like Development Officer, Welfare Officer, School Supervisor, School Clerks, School Attenders and watchmen with specific eligibility and remuneration
and vacancies. The last date of online Application for the above posts was 10.01.2024. The salary offered was from Rs.28,000/- to Rs.40,000/- per month.

The organization also runs a website i.e. www.modelschools.ac . The website and advertisement were carefully designed so as to resemble the Government website for misleading, duping the unemployed youth to
believe that is a bona fide Government website/ Job. Government job features/ requirements like reservation, age relaxation etc. in their website and advertisements were also used to mislead gullible aspirants.

Application fee was Rs.1,000/- per post per candidate. They were planning to put heavy Interview fee, security fee, verification fee etc. in the coming days before closing the website/ vanishing.

“So far, transactions of more than Rs.1.7 Crore were noticed in these bank accounts. Most of the money is withdrawn in cash through ATM to leave no financial trail. So far, we have mainly enquired the Odisha aspect of this scam. We
will be alerting the police/ law enforcement agencies of other concerned States,” official sources said.




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