Posing as CBI cop, man dupes students of 8L
NEW DELHI: Four students in Lajpat Nagar were duped into paying Rs 8 lakh to a man who posed as a senior CBI inspector and promised to recruit them as detectives with the agency. Police said the students were even issued fake admit cards for a recruitment exam.
The students realized that they were tricked when they reached the examination centre. When they contacted the man, he threatened them with dire consequences if they reported the matter to police claiming that he knew senior Delhi Police officers who would bail him out.
In a complaint registered at the Amar Colony police station, the students said they came in touch with the man through a woman who claimed to run a placement agency in Jamia Nagar. The students were asked to come to a five-star hotel in Lajpat Nagar on January 7 and pay the money to the woman. They said the man came a few minutes later and gave them a set of documents including model test papers and admit cards.
The students reached the exam centre on the scheduled date — January 8 — but were told that there was no examination. When they called up the woman asking for refund, they were threatened. A case of cheating and forgery was registered against the two.