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Job seekers made to count trains at New Delhi Railway Station, duped of over Rs 2.5 crore | India News


NEW DELHI: At least 28 people from Tamil Nadu was made to stand at various platforms of the New Delhi Railway Train station every day for eight hours for a month to count the arrivals and departures of trains and their coaches, unaware that they are victims of employment cheat.
They were informed that this was part of their training for the positions of tourist ticket checker (TTE), traffic assistant and salesperson, and each of them paid the amount between Rs 20,000 and Rs 24 lakh to get a job in the Railways, according to a complaint filed with the Economic Crimes Division of the Delhi Police (EOW).
For the one-month training course that took place from June to July, the victims were cheated Rs 2.67 crore by a group of scammers, according to a complaint filed by 78-year-old M Subbusamy.
Subbusamy, a former soldier, helped victims contact the alleged fraudsters, but he testified that he didn’t know the whole thing was a scam and that he too had fallen for the scam. they.
“Each candidate paid an amount from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 24 lakh to Subbusamy who paid this extra amount to someone named Vikas Rana. Rana posing as deputy director in the North Rail office in Delhi,” said 25-year-old Snethil Kumar, a victim from Madurai.Most of the victims were graduate students with backgrounds in engineering and engineering education.
“Although the amount of training varies for different positions such as travel ticket checker, traffic assistant or salesperson, everyone undergoes the same training, i.e. is counting trains at stations,” he added.
Speaking to PTI by phone from his hometown in Virudhunagar district in Tamil Nadu, Subbusamy said: “Since retiring, I’ve been helping unemployed youth in our locality find a suitable job that doesn’t matter. without any profit.”
In the FIR, he alleges that he met a man named Sivaraman, a resident of Coimbatore, in one of the MP quarters in Delhi. Sivaraman claims to have very close ties with MPs and ministers and proposes to create railway jobs for unemployed people instead of money.
Subbusamy also alleged that Sivaraman asked him to come to Delhi with job seekers. “Initially, I came with three job seekers, and when word of their vocational training spread throughout their villages in and around Madurai, 25 other applicants joined,” Subbusamy said.
According to the FIR, after payment of money in the form of a facilitation fee, these potential candidates were called for a medical examination at Central Railway Hospital, Connaught Place, and then for document verification at the office. by Junior Engineer, Northern Railway, Shankar Market, New Delhi on different days.
The victims said that Rana always met them outside to collect money and never brought them inside any Railway building. According to them, all documents such as training orders, identity cards, certificates of training completion and appointment papers turned out to be forged when compared with the Railways authorities.
“After verifying the documents, Mr. Vikas Rana and Mr. Dubey, one of his associates, brought all the applicants to the Baroda House to hand out study materials and kits, and gave them the documents. fake/fabricated training command, which we obviously realized very late, only sometimes back, when we tried to verify its authenticity,” Subbusamy alleged in the FIR.
EOW in its preliminary investigation found that it was an employment scam and further investigation is ongoing.
Sounding the alarm against such employment scams, Yogesh Baweja, Additional Director General for Communications and Media at the Ministry of Railways, said the Railways Council has regularly issued warnings and advice. Notify people of such scams.
Baweja said: “Young people should be very careful when dealing with such factors and they should always contact the relevant Railway officials in such situations so that they find out the truth as soon as possible. the better and save their hard earned money.”

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