An out-of-job civil engineer was arrested for allegedly impersonating an OSD to the Union Minister of House Affairs and attempting to get himself appointed as a senior official for the Ganga Expressway undertaking, police mentioned on Sunday.
Robin Upadhyay, 48, a resident of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, claimed to have labored in lots of multinational corporations for over 25 years, they mentioned.
With the subterfuge, Upadhyay was angling for the submit of Vice President-cum-Venture Coordinator for the Expressway undertaking, police mentioned.
The matter got here to mild after one Akshat Sharmaa approached the Cyber Police Station in New Delhi with the criticism that he had obtained an e mail on his official id from a “pretend” e mail deal with from somebody claiming to be one Rajeev Kumar, an Officer-on-Particular-Responsibility to the Union House Minister.
The particular person in his mail mentioned he had been requested to move on directions to have Robin Upadhyay appointed as Senior Affiliate Vice President-cum-project coordinator for the Ganga Expressway Venture, Sharma mentioned in his criticism.
Police of their investigation discovered that the e-mail deal with firstname.lastname@example.org was pretend and created for the aim of deceiving individuals.
“Based mostly on technical surveillance, our crew zeroed in on the prime suspect Robin Upadhyay and on the premise of technical evaluation, it was discovered that the mail was created six-seven days in the past and was discovered registered within the title of Upadhyay.
“The suspect was subsequently traced and on the premise of preliminary interrogation, he was detained from his house in Meerut on Saturday night and later arrested within the case,” Hemant Tiwari, Further Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi), mentioned.
When interrogated, Upadhyay revealed that being a civil engineer, he had an unlimited expertise in civil building initiatives, and he considered securing a pretend reference to get a job, Tiwari mentioned.
“Therefore, he searched about ongoing freeway initiatives and their progress. After that, he created an e mail id impersonating Rajeev Kumar, OSD to the Union Minister of House Affairs.
“He additionally connected his CV displaying his credentials to get the job,” Tiwari mentioned.
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