Five individuals from Sewri lodged a criticism towards a gaggle of people, together with a peon in Mantralaya, for allegedly duping them of Rs 20 lakh underneath the pretext of facilitating jobs on the secretariat.
In order to realize their belief and lure them into paying more cash, the police mentioned that one of many accused even posed as a secretary within the administrative division, interviewed them in a cabin on the Mantralaya and likewise handed appointment letters to the 5 complainants.
According to the police, the complainant within the case is Monish Manohar Shinge and the case of dishonest and forgery was registered on Friday.
The police mentioned that the complainant’s father owns a storage in Sewri and Shinge helps his father within the storage.
In July 2020, whereas the complainant and his father have been working within the storage, they have been launched to 1 Sandeep Nyare by a typical good friend.
“Nyare claimed that he knows people in the ministry and has helped many in securing jobs at the secretariat,” mentioned an officer, including, “The accused also claimed that he has helped many people in setting up stalls at Aarey milk colony.”
Nyare went on to ask Shinge whether or not he or any of his relations have been on the lookout for a job.
The criticism learn, “At that time, as I, my wife Tripti Shinge, my sister Shraddha Shinge, cousin Amit Shinge and brother-in-law Akshay Shinde were unemployed and looking for a job, we requested them to help us.”
Later, Nyare launched the 5 complainants to Bapurao Kisan Jadhav, who claimed to be working within the Mantralaya and mentioned he might assist them get a job there. The victims then paid Rs 9.5 lakh in money to Nyare within the final week of August 2020.
In the next month, the police mentioned Nyare went to their storage and picked up one other Rs 50,000 from the complainant underneath the pretext of initiating the method of their recruitment.
An officer mentioned, “When there was no movement for the next few months, the complainant and his relatives reached out to Nyare and inquired. They even told him to return their money if he is not able to get them jobs.”
Subsequently, the 5 accused have been taken to Mantralaya, the place one in every of their confederate recognized as Nilesh Sathe posed as a secretary within the administrative division and interviewed them. The fourth accused within the case, Sachin Dolas, who was working as a clerk in Mantralaya, would assist the opposite accused to enter and exit the premises.
In order to realize their belief, the accused handed them cast appointment letters, the police mentioned. While Shinge was appointed as a driver within the Revenue and Forest Department, his spouse Trupti was given a faux appointment letter as an assistant within the Higher and Technical Education Department.
Amit Shinge was given the job of an assistant within the agriculture division, Shraddha Shinge was given appointment as an assistant within the Revenue division and Akshay Shinde was appointed as a junior engineer within the Public Works Department, the complainant’s assertion learn.
“As the appointment letters had signatures of government officials, the victims fell for them and subsequently, paid Rs 10 lakh to the accused,” mentioned an officer.
The 5 even underwent a medical take a look at at a authorities hospital the place health certificates have been issued after which the accused requested them to attend for a couple of months due to Covid-19.
While they have been anxiously ready for his or her name, the complainant got here throughout a information in December 2022 that Dholas and Sathe have been arrested by the Mumbai crime department for duping many people.
The 5 then contacted Nyare and began asking him to return their cash, however when he began avoiding their calls, they reported the matter at Sewri police station and submitted a criticism in January.
Senior police inspector Suresh Sahane of Sewri police station mentioned, “The case was registered Friday and Nyare was arrested. We are trying to locate the other accused.”
The police suspect that the accused could have duped many extra people utilizing the identical modus operandi.