Karachi: 2 held for issuing fake police employment letters
KARACHI: A police team on Wednesday busted a criminal gang involved in issuing forged letters of employment to people seeking jobs in the police department and arrested two fraudsters. The suspects had conned over 15 people into purchasing the letters in return for a sum of Rs150, 000 each. During the operation led by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) District West Asif Ijaz Shiekh, police also confiscated fake letters and stamps.
As per details, the police had received a complaint that a group in Baldia Town was giving fake recruitment letters in exchange for a handsome sum. In this regard, a team was formed to investigate the matter.
SSP Shiekh said that due to a ban by the Election Commission of Pakistan on the recruitment in the police department they took immediate notice of the issue. They sent a cop in civvies to the gangs’ office to act out as a customer and arrange a deal to catch the criminals red handed.
On Wednesday, the accused met the cop disguised as a customer at the Native Jetty Bridge, where the final exchange was to take place.
As the cops waited, two accused arrived on the spot. Within minutes the cops in civvies overpowered them and shifted them to an investigation unit for probe.
The personnel also raided the criminals’ office in Baldia and took away illegal stamps and cash. A case was registered and raids are underway to arrest the remaining fraudsters.