New Delhi: With the arrest of a person, police here today claimed to have busted a gang of frauds who allegedly cheated people on the pretext of getting jobs for them abroad.

The investigation in the case was initiated after a complaint was filed by Jharkhand residents Ranjan Kumar and Prashant Kumar who were allegedly duped by the gang for over Rs 80,000, police said. "Probe revealed that the alleged gang had cheated several other persons also. A trap was laid for the kingpin of the gang, Kumaish Ahmed, and he was nabbed yesterday from Loni in Ghaziabad," said Additional CP (Central) Alok Kumar.

According to the complainants, the accused had given a newspaper advertisement in Jharkhand regarding employment in a foreign country. The advertisement had two contact numbers. When the victims called on the given numbers, a man, who introduced himself as Md. Aslam, answered the call. He called them to a place in Delhi. In Delhi, Aslam told the victims about all formalities and charges for the job, which was Rs 60,000, Kumar said.

After sometime, a man called the victims on behalf of Aslam and offered them a job in Dubai. He told them to deposit their passports with him and demanded another Rs 20,000 for the formalities. The man gave the victims a bank account number in which the money had to be deposited, police said.

Police has recovered two passports, six mobile phones, five SIM cards, an ATM card along with copies of e-visa and employment agreements, he said.