The CBI on Thursday arrested an officer at the Central Railway in Mumbai, Rajesh R Naik, in an alleged recruitment scam involving at least 20 job seekers.

The Chief Depot Material Superintendent (CDMS) of Central Railway, posted at Parel Workshop, is accused of duping candidates in the name of getting them recruited for various posts in Central Railway Departments.

The officer allegedly issued fake appointment letters, letters for medical examinations, letters for their training, etc., in the name of the Divisional Personnel Officer in Mumbai and allegedly received a huge sum of money from the applicants, the officials added.

The CBI registered a case against Naik based on a complaint by an individual who had approached him for Railway jobs for his sons. According to the complaint, the officer promised the complainant to get his two sons recruited to the post of Junior Clerk in Central Railways and received around Rs 10,57,400 from the complainant.

The amount was collected under the pretext of various fees such as security deposit, medical examination fees, training fees, syllabus fees, etc. The accused even allegedly issued fake joining letters as well as training orders to the complainant’s sons.

The CBI has also conducted searches at three locations, including the official and residential premises of the accused, and recovered documents such as fake offer letters, training orders, bank transaction slips, etc.

Documents indicating that the officer had duped more than 20 such job aspirants were also recovered, officials said.

Further investigation is underway.

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Mar 8, 2024

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