Mumbai crime: Prime accused of fake job racket held

After arresting his two accomplices last year, the Parksite police have nabbed Ahmed Khan in the R1.5-crore job scam

The Parksite police at Vikhroli have arrested a 31-year-old man, Ahmed Khan, the prime accused in a Rs 1.5 crore job scam. Ahmed was arrested on Friday at Ghatkopar after cops received information about his whereabouts. In December 2014, the police had arrested his accomplice — Sandeep Khandale (29) and Amol Kadam (31).

What was the scam
The trio started the fake job racket in May 2014. They lured people by offering them jobs overseas and took money from them. They also took the victims’ passports. If someone didn’t have one, they would demand money to make the passport. In October 2014, a victim’s father informed the cops that the accused had their office at Parksite, Vikroli.

The complainant was a resident of Ghatkopar and told the police in his statement that the accused had lured his son with a sales job in a foreign country. The accused told the young man that he would have to pay R1.5 lakh and the latter readily agreed. After a few months when there was no reply from the accused, the man’s father approached the police. The complaint was registered on October 27, 2014.

Senior Police Inspector Suresh Sakpal of Parksite police station said, “When we arrested Sandeep and Amol in December 2014, we recovered 85 passports and some visas from Amol’s house. They have duped people of Rs 1.5 crore. We have got Ahmed’s custody after presenting him in the holiday Bhoiwada court and are investigating his role in the scam.”

The case is registered under Section 420 (cheating) and 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) of the Indian
Penal Code.

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