Maharashtra: Mumbai Police arrests two in railway recruitment scam
Mumbai police have arrested two men for allegedly being part of a railway recruitment racket. The probe in the railway recruitment racket had started on the instructions of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, a senior police officer today said. The racket may have been operating from multiple locations in the country, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe.
One of the accused was arrested in Delhi
Rufus Dabre (38), a resident of Vasai in Thane, and Manjeetsingh Chilotre (46), a resident of suburban Malad in Mumbai were arrested yesterday. Chilotre was nabbed from Delhi, said an officer of the Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Marg Police Station in Mumbai.
Two out of seven accused have been arrested
The hiring process is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, the officer said. On Goyal's instructions, his personal secretary Pravin Gedam lodged a complaint with Mumbai police on August 20. "We have identified seven members of this racket and arrested two," DCP Trimukhe said. "During the investigation, we found that this gang had duped job seekers of a total of Rs. 93L," Trimukhe said.
Accused collected at least Rs. 6-7L from 7 aspirants each
Chilotre, an estate agent, was allegedly the mastermind of the scam, Trimukhe said. Chilotre and Dabre allegedly told job aspirants that there was a "special quota" of Railway Minister and they can secure a job for them from this quota. "Dabre, who is an insurance agent, had allegedly collected at least Rs. 6 to 7 lakh each from seven job aspirants," the DCP said.