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Navi Mumbai man arrested for cheating 26 persons of Rs 57 lakh with Azerbaijan job promise

Updated on: 19 October,2023 04:17 PM IST  |  Thane
mid-day online correspondent |

The suspect runs an electrical and hardware store in Rabale. The Navi Mumbai man had even given job aspirants fake appointment letters, the police said

Navi Mumbai man arrested for cheating 26 persons of Rs 57 lakh with Azerbaijan job promise

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A Navi Mumbai man has been arrested for allegedly duping 26 persons of Rs 57.75 lakh by promising them jobs in Azerbaijan, a Navi Mumbai police official said on Thursday, according to the PTI.


The 34-year-old suspect runs an electrical and hardware store in Rabale and he had even given job aspirants fake appointment letters, the official told the PTI.


"When the job aspirants realised he was being evasive on when they could fly out to Azerbaijan, they lodged complaints two days ago," the Rabale MIDC police station official said.


Further probe is underway, the official added.

Meanwhile, in an another case in Navi Mumbai, the police said that it has booked a man for allegedly submitting fake documents and obtaining a housing loan of Rs 30 lakh from a nationalised bank, a Navi Mumbai police official said on Thursday, reported the PTI.

The Ghansoli resident had obtained the loan in February this year and a verification of the documents he submitted revealed these were forged, the CBD Belapur police station official said, as per the PTI.

"He has been booked for cheating, forgery and other offences but is yet to be arrested. A probe is underway," he added.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, The Navi Mumbai Police have registered a case against four persons for cheating two job-seekers of more than Rs 12 lakh, an official said on Thursday, PTI reported.

The accused collected a total of Rs 12.35 lakh from the complainants, residents of Kolhapur, between September 2021 and October 2023 promising to get them employed at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the official said.

The four also sent what they claimed joining letters and a selection list through WhatsApp.

When the two did not get jobs even after many follow-ups with the accused, identified as Aniket Athawale, Abhijit Salunke, alias Abhijit Kore, Sachin Jadhav, and Manoj Mohite, they demanded a refund of their money. However, the accused did not return anything, the official said.

The two then approached the Khandeshwar police in Navi Mumbai.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against the four on Wednesday under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cheating and forgery, the official said, adding that no arrests have been made yet.

(with PTI inputs)

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