Four persons, two of them women, were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly duping youths by promising them jobs in a security agency against money.
“The racketeers had opened two placement offices by the name of Baba Enterprise on Lenin Sarani and GC Avenue. They charged each candidate between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,000,” said a police officer.
The applicants were told that the amount included enrolment fee for the placement agency, training and uniform. The arrested women acted as counsellors.
“The candidates were asked to wait for their turn to get inducted into the agency. The recruitment calls, however, never came,” said an officer of Bowbazar police station.
Police identified the arrested as Monish Saha, Amit Kumar Singh, Neha Roy and Gayatri Majumder. Another accused, Palash Guha Niyogi, is yet to be arrested.
Four complaints lodged with Bowbazar police station led to the arrests. Cops suspect the gang had duped dozens of youths.