Bhopal (BPL): Special Task Force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh wrote to Divisional Railway Manager, Danapur Division of East Central Railway to help it trace a Station Master who worked at Hilsa railway station earlier, who is now under scanner for his alleged role in railway recruitment scam.
STF officials said ‘wanted’ station master Dilip Kumar is part of an inter-state gang involved in railway recruitment scam involving railway officers in three states, including Kolkata and Bihar. He will be charged for trapping gullible job-seekers for racket kingpin Dilip Kumar Pandey, said STF officials.
Three summons were served on Dilip in the last five months, but he did not respond, said an STF officer.
Pandey impersonated as member of the railway recruitment board. He gave a slip to STF officials during raid at his house in Ranchi last week. Victims were promised jobs in group “C” and “D” category. Some of them were also promised a ticket examiner’s job. STF has already booked 19 people after filing nine different FIRs against this gang, taking over investigations from three police stations in Bhopal and Sagar district. Case was handed over to STF after involvement of people from different states came to light.
The gang led by Pandey, designed a fake railway recruitment website, carried out interviews, trainings, doled out fake medical and employment orders and even paid salaries to unsuspecting candidates, posting them at different railway stations in connivance with a few station masters in two states. The gang used to approach victims and after taking an initial amount, they would give the victims a roll number and URL of a website which resembled the official railway recruitment board website. When the victims logged on to the website, they would find their roll numbers and handover the remaining amount to gang members. Most victims of the cheating were posted at Hilsa railway station in Bihar.