THE RAILWAYS has started investigating what its officials believe is an “audacious” racket in which an unidentified man conducted “job interviews” inside the ministry’s headquarters, and issued “appointment letters” with forged signatures of former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for the post of ticket collector.
“I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the job of ticket collector…,” said the purported appointment letter.
Officials said that early this month, seven people, who received these fake letters by post, appeared at the Delhi divisional headquarters to meet the Divisional Personnel Officer and join duty — only to be stopped by security personnel.
Another victim, Raj Kumar, a resident of Faridabad, had lodged an official complaint with the Railways last year and got an FIR registered at Parliament Street police station. The FIR claimed that Kumar paid Rs 5 lakh to secure the job of ticket collector to “Bhushan Sharma” who facilitated the process and conducted the “job interview” at Rail Bhavan. Read More…