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31-03-2024
DETECTION OF A FAKE RAILWAY RECRUITMENT RACKET BY RPF KHARAGPUR

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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PRESS RELEASE

DETECTION OF A FAKE RAILWAY RECRUITMENT RACKET

BY RPF KHARAGPUR

Kolkata, 31st March, 2024

Several complaints were received regarding a fake recruitment racket operating in the DRM office in Kharagpur. It was suspected that both railway employees and outsiders were involved in this racket.

            Based o­n the available information, a special team was formed under the leadership of IPF/G. Store/KGP, Suresh Kumar, along with SI Sunil Kumar Jha of RPF/Post/PKU and HC S.P. Mahapatra from RPF/Post/MCA.

            Upon verification of the complaints, it was confirmed that a woman named Sabina Khatoon, also known as Sweety or Pinki, aged about 35 years, widow of late Ansar Mallick, residing at New Town Road, Flat no. A 1, Bhorer Alo, near LIC building, Inda, PS- Kharagpur (Local), Dist- Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, was involved in the case. She was in contact with individuals seeking jobs in the railway.

            Two informants were engaged to contact Sabina Khatoon. During the interaction, she claimed to have contacts in the DRM office Kharagpur with railway officers and offered to arrange jobs for them in exchange for Rs 3 lakhs. She instructed the informants to visit the DRM office with their documents and Rs 50,000 in cash for processing. She also promised to arrange a meeting with railway officers and advised them to deposit their documents with a specified person.

      o­n 28.3.24, acting o­n reliable information from the RPF special task team, Kharagpur, a joint surveillance and raid operation was conducted by RPF and GRP at the DRM office complex, Kharagpur as well as at KGP station area from 10:00 hrs. Around 15:15  the victim of a fake railway appointment namely M. Sai approached the RPF team at South side circulating area of KGP station and complained  of being cheated by Sabina khatoon in the name of providing a job in railway.  Immediately the joint team intercepted Sabina Khatoon with recovery of Rs 10,000 (paid by the victim as installment) circulating area of Kharagpur station. Upon questioning, she confessed her involvement in this case and disclosed the name of a railway employee, Dulab Chinna, aged 49 years, working as a Pointsman-B in the Operating Department at Nimpura Yard, Kharagpur and a retired railway employee namely M.Koteshwar Rao A/A 62 yrs S/O M.A.Naidu R/O Malancha, KGP as her associates. They were also available near the SBI ATM at the circulating area of Kharagpur station. They both were also intercepted by the team with recovery of Biodata of victim from them. They both confessed to their involvement in this case. 

      A Case has been registered at GRPS/KGP vide no /2024 dt- 28/03/24 U/S 319, 320 & 120(B) IPC against them. Further interrogation and investigation is continue to reveal all facts related to this racket.

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