Odisha EOW Arrests Techie From Bihar In Job Fraud Case

As of now transaction/ fraud/money laundering of about Rs.6.6 Crores has been traced to have been cheated from more than 40,000 job aspirants across the nation, the EOW said.


Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing, Bhubaneswar arrested one of the main accused in a job fraud racket, Amit Kumar Singh, a native of Kasdeora, Maharajganj under Siwan District in Bihar, on 15th March. EOW PS Case No.05 dt.25.01.2023 U/s 420/467/468/471/120-B IPC r/w Sec.66 (C) of IT Act was registered in this connection.

According to the EOW, the arrested accused was produced before the Court of ACJM-6, Siwan, Bihar on the same day and brought on transit remand for his production before the Court of SDJM, Bhubaneswar.

The arrested accused an IT Graduate, is the developer of the website i.e. www.grks.org of “Gramin Rojgar Kalyan Sansthan” for floating the fake advertisement for the job. Apart from creating the fake website, he was managing the website by updating it from time to time.

Besides, he was liaising with different payment gateways like Cashfree, Razorpay, Bharatpay etc. for the maintenance of wallets of “Gramin Rojgar Kalyan Sansthan” with them. He was also responsible for giving the advertisement of the fake job racket on social media like Facebook. He was providing technical support to the job racket knowing it well to be fake and was getting the lucrative benefit from the account of Gramin Rojgar Kalyan Sansthan i.e. Rs.40,000/- per week. He is one of the main accused persons associated with the fake job racket and was providing technical support to the racket operating in at least 17 States i.e. Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat

Modus Operandi

The “Gramin Rojgar Kalyan Sansthan” is having its registered office in New Delhi and other offices in Mumbai, Bhopal and Dehradun. The scamsters had developed a website resembling a Govt website displaying the Govt like job advertisements. “Gramin Rojgar Kalyan Sansthan” (GRKS) invited applications for various jobs like District and block coordinator, computer operator, block surveyor etc. prescribing the educational qualification and the remuneration for the individual posts. The advertisement also contained the name of the website www.grks.org, and the job seekers were required to submit their application through the web only.

To gain the confidence of the job seekers they also offered reservations and concessional fees as is done for Govt jobs. They also gave advertisements in local newspapers of different states. They used to conduct online exam and interview too.

On the website, they used to give syllabus for each post and also warn aspirants about Job Fraud. Being attracted by such advertisements which resemble to that of the Government, lakhs of unemployed youths across the nation applied for the posts from 2020 onwards by paying the required application fees.

The applicants were being made to sit in the online examination but none of them was being given appointments and was deliberately disqualified. In this way, GRKS was misappropriating the application fees amounting to Crores of rupees from gullible job seekers.

The amounts collected from the candidates were being landed in different accounts ultimately controlled/managed by the fraudsters. They used to conduct fake scholarship online exams too. The scamsters were using many shell/ sister companies for routing and money laundering the ill-gotten money. Like: GURBA EDUTECH PRIVATE LIMITED, New Delhi AMOGH SEVA FOUNDATION, New Delhi UDYAMIT SEVA SAMITI FOUNDATION, New Delhi YOTTA EDUTECH PRIVATE LIMITED, New Delhi JPM INNOVATIVE SOLUTION PRIVATE LIMITED, New Delhi Augstya Web SUMITRA PRODUCTION, Mumbai.

As of now transaction/ fraud/money laundering of about Rs.6.6 Crores has been traced to have been cheated from more than 40,000 job aspirants across the nation, the EOW said.

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