Friday, January 04, 2013

Police on lookout for ex-pilot over job fraud

GURGAON: Police are on the lookout for a Delhi-based former pilot for his involvement in a job fraud case in which he had promised a trainee pilot job in a private airline and duped him of Rs 25 lakh last year. The trainee pilot had registered a case of cheating against the accused with the police.

Cops from the Sadar police station recently swung into action after a city court issued a non-bailable warrant against the accused, O P Malhotra.

According to a senior police officer, "Simultaneous raids are being conducted to arrest the accused."

The case dates back to May 11, 2012 when the victim, Rahul Gahlot, had reportedly paid Rs 25 lakh to Malhotra for getting a job in a private airline company.

Malhotra, whose name also cropped up in the Delhi's fake pilot scam, has been evading arrest since the registration of an FIR against him. Meanwhile, in November 2012 Malhotra had approached Punjab and Haryana high court seeking anticipatory bail. His anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court and he's still evading arrest, added the senior cop. Police have gathered enough evidence of cheating by the accused.

Malhotra and his wife Mohini used to run a placement agency in Dwarka area of Delhi. According to police, Gahlot contacted Malhotra for taking up a pilot training course in the US. Investigations revealed that Malhotra was the India representative of the US school where the victim later went for training.

Refusing to divulge the name of the private airline, a cop said, "The accused had lied that he was in touch with a private airline company for getting Gahlot a job, which did not happen." Police said that Malhotra and his wife reportedly took Rs 25 lakh for getting the victim a job. Exchange of emails clearly establishes that the couple were offering a job to the victim with a private airline. In one such email dated dated February 4, 2012 by Mohini Malhotra to Rahul asking the victim for his resume and other documents. In a different email, the accused had informed the victim about the discussion with HR department of the airline company.


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