Maharashtra: ASHA workers duped with promise of government job in Latur

19 June,2024 10:28 PM IST |  Latur  |  mid-day online correspondent

The suspect also provided her fake appointment letters, an official said

Representational Pic/File

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

Key Highlights

A man has been arrested in Latur district of Maharashtra for allegedly cheating four ASHA (accredited social health activist) workers of more than Rs 24 lakh by promising to get them jobs in the state health department, police said on Wednesday, reported the PTI.

While Sudhir Karbhari was nabbed and remanded in police custody till Saturday, co-accused Shrikant Dasrao Shinde and Rajratan Ramrao Suryawanshi were absconding, said a police official, according to the PTI.

As per the complaint filed by Surekha Choudhary, an ASHA worker posted at Honali village in Deoni tehsil, between March 2021 and June 2024, the three accused collected a total of Rs 24.3 lakh from her and three other ASHA workers, promising to provide them jobs in the sub-divisional health department, the news agency reported on Wednesday.

The suspect also provided them fake appointment letters, she claimed.

Deoni police in Latur are conducting further probe.

Man held for defrauding elderly woman

Meanwhile, in an another incident in Mumbai, the Kurar Police in Mumbai arrested a man suspected of allegedly defrauding an elderly woman on pretext of helping in securing a job at Film City, an official said.

According to the police, the suspect was identified as Vinodkumar Ramchandra Jaiswal, 29. He allegedly defrauded an elderly woman by making false promise. Jaiswal was arrested and later produced before a court.

The police said that the complainant, a senior citizen woman, residing in the Malad area of the city, was approached by Jaiswal around four days ago while she was busy doing household work. He asked her if anyone in her house needed a job after claiming that he could get a job for the one in need from her family in Film City.

"He mentioned that money would be required for securing the job and invited her to his 'office'. During this interaction, Jaiswal managed to deceive the woman and later absconded with her jewellery and a mobile phone worth around Rs 35 thousand," an official said.

The police said that upon realising that she had been duped, the woman reported the incident to the Kurar Police Station on Sunday. Based on her complaint, police registered a case and commenced an investigation under the guidance of Police Inspector Amar Jagdale. The team included Assistant Inspectors Pankaj Wankhede, More, Bhogle, Tijare, Barait, Tamboli, Phadtare, and others.

"During the investigation, the police reviewed a total of 60 CCTV footage. Using this footage, they successfully laid a trap and detained Jaiswal in Jogeshwari area. After a thorough interrogation, Jaiswal confessed to the crime. He is a laborer and resides in Jogeshwari area," the official added.

(with PTI inputs)

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!
maharashtra latur Crime News India news national news india
Related Stories