NEW DELHI: Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has arrested a dismissed corporal of Indian Air Force who allegedly duped people of Rs 2.7 crore on the pretext of getting them a job in the IAF.
The accused has been identified as Chakrvir Chaudhari (35). An FIR was filed after a wing commander lodged a complaint on behalf of the IAF. The complainant informed police about a recruitment racket that was reported to his unit through the air force police headquarters, said joint commissioner (EOW) O P Mishra.
IAF itself found that a civilian, Than Singh from Trilokpuri, and one of its former employees, Chaudhari, based in Palam were running the racket making false job promises in the force and Indian Railways. IAF then filed the FIR.
Victims told police that these two persons had collected the original as well as photocopy of their educational certificates and took huge amounts from them. The accused persons also issued them forged call and joining letters, they said.
Chaudhari was absconding since the FIR was filed; so a nonbailable warrant was issued and proceedings to declare him an absconder were initiated. Several teams were formed to trace the accused. Cops ultimately tracked him down on January 5 to his village in Agra. He has been remanded in two days’ police custody, said joint CP Mishra said.
Chaudhari, police said, was a graduate who joined Indian Air Force as an aircraftman. He was posted in Agra where he came in contact with Singh who advised him to run the job racket to earn a lot of money. Thereafter, both started approaching students from different coaching institutes and promised to get them selected in Indian Air Force and the railways.
Chaudhari was also found to be involved in two cases in Agra registered under Arms Act for illegal possession of weapons and robbery.