Representational image | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Reports have emerged that a group of fraudsters has siphoned money from around 500 Railway job seekers in Malabar region.
Over the matter, police in Kozhikode and Malappuram have received complaints from those who fall prey to the cheating.
Those booked in the case include local BJP leader of Mukkam. A woman from Edappal and Thiruvambady natives who enacted as middlemen are also booked.
Reports said the fraudsters convinced the job aspirants they have links with Railway officials and Central government. They used an e-mail ID resembling Railway Recruitment Board and even issued appointment orders on the behalf of a non-existing authority called Southern Railway Chairman.
Meanwhile, BJP local leadership has claimed that its leader and Indian Railway Passenger Amenities Committee chairman PK Krishnadas’ photo was used by the fraudsters to validate the job offerings. BJP has also suspended Mukkam leader who allegedly was associated with the fraudsters.
For these backdoor entry jobs the fraudsters siphoned money in the ranges of Rs 50,000 to 8,00,000 in phases. They even started Work From Home for the so called recruits and paid them Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000. That’s how more people got attracted to the job scheme.