Fake Job Racket Busted, 5 Held: Police

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Srinagar: Police claimed to have busted a fake job racket by arresting five people, including two constables of the railway protection force (RPF), officials said Monday.

Ashiq Hussain Naik of Kulgam, Ajaz Ahmad Lone of Sopore, Abdul Rashid Wani of Budgam and Hafizulla Lone and Ather-ul-Islam, both residents of Lolab were arrested by police with fake and forged appointment orders in Agriculture Department on the basis of a specific information, a police spokesperson said Monday.

During the course of investigation, he said, it came to fore that a gang was operating from Srinagar, Budgam and Baramulla in which two constables of Railway Protection Force (RPF) Budgam were running a fake job racket and duping people after collecting hefty amounts.

“During the course of investigation of the case five persons have been arrested and three fake orders have been seized so for from the possession of accused persons. Investigation of the case is going on, further arrests and recoveries are expected,” the police spokesperson said.

He said that a case under FIR NO 17/2021 u/s 420,467,468,471/IPC has been registered in this regard.

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