Two Africans, Delhi woman held for fleecing job seekers

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Three persons, including two Africans, have been arrested from Delhi for allegedly cheating people on the pretext of providing jobs in foreign countries, the police said on Wednesday.

Boby Brown Francis, a native of Benin and said to be the kingpin of the racket, and Ghana national Abdel K. Cooperis were nabbed on Monday from South Delhi, along with their Indian accomplice Ruchi Batra alias Alisha Ali.

“They were arrested following a complaint by Siddhant Ambar, a Haryana resident, that they had duped him of Rs 1.35 lakh on the pretext of getting a job in the US,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh.

According to the complaint, Siddhant, who was looking for a job outside the country, got an email confirming a job in the US. Subsequently, he got a call from one Peter Coal asking for Rs 35,000 for visa formalities and Rs 2,08,500 for a TOFEL certificate.

Having paid Rs 1.35 lakh to Ruchi, Siddhant got suspicious and filed a complaint, following which the police first nabbed Ruchi and subsequently the two Africans from a restaurant near Safdarjang Hospital.

The police have secured two days’ custody of the two Africans and recovered Rs 20,000 from them.



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