Itanagar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Arunachal Pradesh Police arrested a person from Assam’s Palashbari in Kamrup district for his involvement in a multi-crore rupee job scam.
The arrested person is in no way related to the organisation he claims to be associated with, a senior police officer said on Thursday.
SP (SIT/Crime) Rohit Rajbeer Singh said, the accused Dipjyoti Das alias Jintu Kumar (30) pretending to be an employee of the PSU Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) cheated about 31 people in exchange for providing them employment at the IOCL unit at Noonmati, Guwahati, claiming he had access to ‘employee quota’. Another of his fraudulent ploys was that he offered to procure licenses for petrol pumps and LPG agencies for which he used to charge a handsome fee.
Speaking to reporters, the SP said that the accused used to charge a deposit fee from the victims if they wanted to avail these opportunities. “The total cheated amount by the accused has crossed over Rs 2.5 crore. An amount of Rs 1.18 crore was cheated from just one victim and more such victims are now being assisted by SIT,” he said.
Till now, an amount of Rs 7.14 lakh has been recovered from the accused and a building has been identified which has been built by him using these proceeds of crime. “An application has been submitted before the Court for liquidation of a three-storied building costing around 1.85 crore, built in a plot of land in Sanpara by the accused Dipjyoti Das with these proceeds of crime,” the SP added.
A case (No. 8/22) U/S 419/420/468/120-B IPC was registered in the month of June and the accused was arrested in July, the SP informed. He urged more people to come ahead if they too have been a victim of this scam. “We have identified many victims. However, we would urge other victims also to contact us,” he appealed.
The SIT has also recovered two phones, seven debit cards, one PAN card, a driving license, an ID card of IOCL and other incriminating documents from the possession of the accused. The SIT, at present, is interrogating some beneficiaries to identify his accomplices, the SP said.