Monday, March 05, 2012

7 turn up at Air India office with fake job letters, police probe on

New Delhi  - The Indira Gandhi International Airport police is investigating an alleged job racket after it came across seven “fake appointment letters” to the post of safai karamacharis and cabin crew with various airlines. 

Sources said seven persons approached the authorities concerned with the letters they got after responding to advertisements kept in the form of leaflets at local book stores in Moradabad and Bhim Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

According to police, the accused had floated a website to target their victims and also reportedly asked them to deposit a certain amount in a bank account.

The matter came to light after the airport police was approached with a complaint from Air India’s General Manager stating that seven persons had approached the security gate at the Air India office at GSD complex, Terminal 2, with appointment letters last week. While five were from Bhim Nagar in UP, two were from Moradabad.

Police, on the basis of the complaint, said the persons had come across an advertisement in the form of leaflets at local book stores in UP wherein one ‘Mittal News Agency’ had advertised vacancies at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata for the post of Flight Steward (Cabin Crew), loader/ flight safai karamchari for Air India, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Malaysia and Singapore Airlines.

“One of the persons informed us they had deposited Rs 26,000 in an account in Lajpat Nagar,” said the complainant.

He further stated, “The appointment letters had Air India’s name and logo and also a round seal and signatures. We wish to confirm that none of these documents were published/issued/dispatched by any Authority/Officer of Air India, Delhi, and, hence, all these documents are fake”.

However, sources said as soon as the General Manager went to check the letters, the seven persons who were asked to wait at the security gate, left quietly, leaving behind the letters.

Police are in the process of tracking the seven persons and ascertaining how the persons fell into the trap of the racketeers.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) RA Sanjeev said, “A case of cheating and forgery under Sections 420, 468,471 of the IPC and 63 of the Copyright Act has been registered”.