Saturday, October 7, 2017

Application for pilot’s job with US firm ends in cheating case

GURUGRAM: A resident of Bajghera has lodged a police complaint that he was allegedly duped of Rs 1.63 lakh by a private company based in the US, on the promise of a job as a pilot.  First Information Report has been registered.

The complainant, Vijay Kumar Upadhyay, said he had applied to an American company, Austin Health Care, for the post of a private pilot. Responding to his application, the company allegedly said it could not give him a job with an airline, but promised him the "best job".

Upadhyay also told police that at the request of company officials, he initially transferred Rs 75,000 to them. Following this, he was asked to open a current account and start a firm called Om Prakash Bio-Science.

According to police, Upadhyay allegedly paid a total of Rs 1.63 lakh in three installments to the company. Upadhyay said that once he had made the payments, he was blocked on the phones from which he was getting calls from officials of the company. Communication by the company, via Facebook accounts in the names of Rozy Bright and Ney Amran Mkaxer (Weylynn) were also suspended, he added.

Upadhyay has named two company officials — one who used to call him and the other, who held the account to which he was transferring money — to police. He has also contacted and registered a complaint with State Bank of Mysore, which blocked the account to which he had been transferring money. The account was traced to Tamil Nadu.

ASI Sandeep Kumar, investigating officer in the case, said they summoned Upadhyay to access his call records. "We have started preliminary investigation," he said.

Police have registered an First Information Report under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the IPC. 

Original article  ➤ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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