Jamshedpur : Over 100 persons including women staged a gherao of Kadma police station demanding arrest of a woman who has ran away from her home, after duped people of over Rs 1.5 crores by promising the victims into various financial scheme and providing jobs in Tata Steel as well as in Railway.
The residents were protesting before the police as Rekha Devi was running the racket of duping the gullible investors by keeping son of a police officer in her team.
However, superintendent of police (city) Karthik S assured the protestors over his cell-phone that the police would arrest the woman. He said that the people police have launched a drive against the accused.
In this connection, the police have already registered a case against Rekha Devi and her husband Yashant Rai, both residents of Ramjanam Nagar in Kadma on Saturday on the basis of one of the investors, Seema Devi, who has been duped of Rs 3 lakh.
Seema Devi had lodged the FIR, the accused Rekha Devi had assured the agitated investors to return their money by Sunday morning, but today the woman fled her home along with her husband instead of returning the money.
Rekha Devi started organising `chit-fund’ two years ago and when she could know that there are people who have paying capacity, she started switching over to other racket like providing jobs in railways and Tata Steel.
Officer-in-cahrge, Kadma police station, Jaiprakash Rana said confirmed that a woman, Rekha Devi has duped over Rs 1 crores from about 100 people in various form.
“The accused has taken loan of big amount from several people and has also taken handsome amount from others in the name of providing them jobs in Tata Steel and Railway. Basically, the woman is a chit-fund operator. We have started raiding her house, but she was found absconding,” said the officer-in-charge.
�People must be on their guard against these frauds who are out to fleece the gullible youths in the name of providing them jobs,� said a police official. �We are all worried now with the sham companies having duped people across the state. Our district is no exception.
People were duped here too by the deposit mobilising companies. Now the tout racket duping the unemployed youths has added to our worry. We have already brought the matter to the notice of the district superintendent of police,� he said.