Man held for running fake call centre, duping 200 job-seekers

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A man has been arrested on charges of running a fake job call centre and duping 200 jobless persons from north Delhi’s Azadpur area, the city police said on Sunday.

Narender Gaurav, who allegedly duped young men by promising them jobs in a well-known Ayurveda company in Delhi, was arrested on Saturday night from his Azadpur residence, the police said.

“We received a complaint from a Patanjali Ayurved Limited’s official that a fake call centre is active in various parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region and many job-seekers were duped in the company’s name,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijayanta Arya said.

Gaurav during interrogation told the police he earlier worked in a consultancy firm but later set up his own fake firm M/S Smart HR Zone and cheated people to make easy money.

“Telecallers he had hired called up job aspirants and fixed ‘interviews’ with potential employees. Gaurav took money in the name of security deposits during the ‘final round’ of interview. He had also opened multiple bank accounts in the name of Gaurav Kumar,” the police officer added.

The police are looking for his accomplices.

–IANS

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