Berhampur, Feb 2 (LocalWire):Two people have been arrested by the police here on Sunday for allegedly duping at least 50 educated unemployed youth of around Rs 50 lakh on promise of providing teacher jobs.
Rabindra Kumar Behera (39), of Katikata in Jajapur district, and Arun Kumar Behera (40), of Magurapada in Ganjam district, have allegedly tricked a job aspirants promising to provide him with a teaching job at the government-run Regional Institute of Education (RIE) Bhubaneswar, the police informed LocalWire.
Rabindra Behera was working as a Class IV employee in RIE and staying at Bhubaneswar.
The Police also seized several incriminating documents from his house during search.
The documents included bank passbooks, ATM debit cards, a tablet, mobile phones, cheque books of various banks and an agreement paper showing delivery of Rs 2-crore cash to a land owner of Patia, Bhubaneswar.
Rabindra was the mastermind behind this job racket.
The duo had collected around Rs 50 Lakhs from the job aspirants during the period, informed the SP (Berhampur), Pinak Mishra.
The involvement of a few more people in the job racket could not be ruled out, he added.
During the investigation, the Police have identified nine such people who had been tricked by the fraudsters with the loss amounting to around Rs 38.20 Lakhs, he said.
Besides Ganjam and Gajapati, the main accused had also engaged the agents in Angul, Puri, Talcher, Jajapur who have referred job aspirants to him and ultimately cheating the, the Police informed.
The duo was arrested Purnima Behera, the mother of two job aspirants Durga Prasade Behera and SS Behera, of Krushna Nagara, Goilundi, filed a complaint on January 30.
Edited by Meenal Singh