Thane : A duo from here was today booked for allegedly cheating a candidate by not offering him training under the Prime Minister’s skill development programme, police said.
As per complaint filed by the candidate yesterday, an advertisement was floated on a social media group by one Kalyan Vikas Manch that training would be imparted under the Prime Ministers skill development programme, a senior police official said.
“It was mentioned that the aspiring candidates should contact Avinash Kalambkar and Hemangi Chowdhary. It was also stated that training would be provided in various fields,” the official said.
According to him, the candidate initially paid Rs 35,000 and later Rs 12,500 but his training did not begin. The complainant enquired but got evasive replies, he said.
The complainant claimed that the duo has also cheated two others in a similar manner. The candidates and the two others were together duped of Rs 1.16 lakh by not offering them training under the Prime Ministers Skill Development Programme, police said.
A case under section 420 (cheating) of the India Penal Code has been registered at the Kolsewadi police station and a probe is on, the official said.
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