Ludhiana police bust recruitment racket run from Sangrur Jail; two held
Ludhiana (Punjab), March 7: Ludhiana police busted a recruitment racket run, authorities informed on Tuesday. According to the Police, an accused in Sangrur Jail was posing as an Additional Director of Police of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems.
Aman Kumar, aka Avilok Viraj Khatri, a Kurukshetra Haryana resident who posed as the ADGP of CCTNS, is linked to NCRB. Another suspect, Pankaj Suri, from Ludhiana, was also apprehended by police. Aman Kumar had Pankaj Suri posed as a Commandant officer.
Police commissioner Mandeep Singh Sidhu praised the Ludhiana police department's cyber wing for working on information received from sources and solving the case. A case has been opened at police station division number 7 in this regard.
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Pankaj Suri, a resident of Ludhiana, was arrested during the investigation and brought before the court. The court sentenced him to 5 days in police remand.
During interrogation, Pankaj Suri told police that Aman is the mastermind of this racket and that he ran it from prison using his mobile phone.
In addition to Punjab, the accused had fake CCTNS Volunteer forms filled out in the name of recruiting fake Commandants and Deputy Commandants in various parts of the country, including UP, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Telangana. This entire scheme used to be conducted online, with money being requested via Paytm.
So far, the accused have defrauded approximately 400 people and received Rs 999 per person. During the investigation, the police seized three laptops, a printer, five mobile phones, four stamps, two fake ID cards and a fake letter from Pankaj Suri's possession.
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