Man dupes job aspirants by posing as government servant, held
A 24-year-old man was arrested in Thane yesterday for allegedly duping at least five job seekers of over Rs. 9L, police said today. The accused, identified Niraj Dinkar Sonawane, posed as a government servant to carry out his fraud, they added. The accused promised placements to youths in different government establishments, including the Railways, Zilla Parishad, Passport department and the Public Works Department (PWD).
For authenticity, he used official state emblem on his vehicle
Cops said Sonawane had promised to give government jobs to youths in Pune, Kalyan, and Thane and had collected Rs. 9.50L from these aspirants between January 2017 and August 2018. He duped the youths by posing as a government servant and used the official state emblem on his vehicle. He was apprehended Tuesday evening, after police laid a trap to nab him.
Investigation is being handled by Thane crime branch
He has been booked under IPC sections 170 (impersonating a public servant), 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (forgery for cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act. The investigation is being handled by Thane crime branch.