" --IANS"
New Delhi, Nov 19 - A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fake website resembling a government one and cheating several thousand persons of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them jobs, police said on Sunday.

Sumit Kumar along with two others had hosted a website named 'Women and Child Development Organisation', similar to that of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

The police made the arrest after a complaint from M.K. Prabhat, Under Secretary (Women Welfare Section) in the Ministry, at Parliament Street police station.

The accused had allegedly advertised on his website for the recruitment of teachers and others against over 6,700 vacancies and directed the applicants to fill the forms online only and deposit the fee in his organisation's account at the Karol Bagh branch of a private bank.

The accused never deposited any amount in the account but around 4,000 applicants who submitted applications deposited around Rs 20 lakh in it, a police statement said.

The accused, arrested on November 18, had withdrawn Rs 3 lakh from the bank account, police said.

--IANS

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