Two persons arrested for running railway employment scam, duping people of Rs 2 crore

The train counting scam run from the New Delhi Railway Station helped the accused dupe many people of lakhs of rupees, with a total of Rs 2 crore extracted.

One unique employment scam being run in the national capital caught the eyes of the Delhi Police, leading to the two main accused being arrested. 

The employment scam was being run from the New Delhi Railway Station, and several people lost lakhs of rupees.

The New Delhi ‘train counting’ scam left as many as 28 people duped of their money, with the accused running an intricate employment scam from the premises of the New Delhi Railway Station. The two accused have now been arrested.

The two people were arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly being part of a gang that ran a ‘train counting’ employment scam, duping around 28 people of their money in Tamil Nadu on the pretext of providing them a job in Delhi.

The two accused persons have been identified as Sivaraman V, a resident of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, and Vikas Rana, a resident of Govindpuri. 

Officials said that they lured people from Tamil Nadu to Delhi, promising them jobs on the New Delhi Railway Station counting trains, as per local media report.

The 28 people who were recruited in the employment scam were made to stand at different platforms of the New Delhi Railway Station for eight hours a day for a month counting the arrival and departure of trains, the Delhi Police said as per Indian Express reports.

Accused Rana used to work at the National Museum of Natural History as an educational assistant, and had quit his job recently, while Sivaraman had been working as a freelancer. 

They were both arrested by the Delhi Police, one from the government servant quarter and one from Darjeeling.

The victims who were recruited under the train counting employment scam were made to pay money ranging from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 24 lakh to the accused in order to get a job, and were told that they were being trained for the position of travel ticket examiner (TTE), traffic assistant and clerk positions.