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Thane Man Duped Of Rs 95,000 With Job Promise In Azerbaijan

Police probe revealed that around 25 such people were fraudulently duped on the pretext of a job offer out of Rs. 22 lahks.

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A 27-year-old Thane resident was duped of Rs 95,000 by two men on the pretext of a job offer in Azerbaijan, police said on Saturday. A case of cheating has been registered at the Kapurbawdi police station, said an official. 
  
The complainant had approached the accused in December, who operated a recruitment agency, looking for an overseas, he said. They allegedly promised to get him a job as a mobile crane operator in Azerbaijan, and asked him to pay Rs 95,000 towards various charges.

After the complainant paid them, he was given a job offer letter and flight ticket which were later found to be to be fake. The accused, in the meantime, had shuttered their office and fled.

A probe revealed that they had cheated around 25 job aspirants in similar ways out of a total of Rs 22 lakh, the official said. Further probe was initiated in the matter and no arrest has been made in the case yet, he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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