Matigara Police busts job scam, high-ranking officer of Howrah Head Post Office arrested

Siliguri, 15th August: Matigara Police station busted a scam of duping people under the pretext of providing job of Group D in Post Office. After the matter came into the light, a high-ranking officer of Howrah Head Post Office has been arrested and brought to Siliguri. The alleged accused has been identified as Surya Bali.

Reportedly, a person named Abhishek Prasad, resident of Patiram Jote lodged a complaint on June 14 against Surya Bali on the charges of cheating him in the name of giving him a job. He filed the complaint at Matigara Police Station. In the complaint, it was told that Surya Bali had demanded Rs 12 lakhs in lieu of giving job in six posts of Group D in Siliguri Head Post Office. They had an agreement that half the amount would be paid before the job and other half after. But when there was no job provided despite paying the full amount, a complaint was lodged in the police station.

While investigating, Matigara police came to know that Surya Bali was working in Siliguri Head Post Office from 30th May 2016 as Superintendent of PSD and later as ADPS RO in Siliguri till 12th December 2020. During which, he promised jobs to six posts of Group D of the post office. In exchange for giving a job, he demanded Rs 12 lakh from six unemployed people.

Furthermore, Surya Bali was allegedly running the scam in a very clever way. In order to save himself from investigations, he would demand money in his son’s bank account and would carry all the transactions through the same. Surya Bali has scammed about Rs 30 lakhs in the name of jobs. After this, the police received a tip-off that Surya Bali is currently working as Senior Superintendent of RMS West Bengal in Head Post Office, Howrah and was currently living in Barrackpore.

After this, yesterday, a high-ranking officer of the police of Matigara Police Station arrested Surya Bali from Barrackpore and presented him in the Siliguri court this morning on transit remand. Police have requested 07 days remand of the accused to investigate the matter. Police are also looking for Surya Bali's son Amit and are further investigating the whole scam.

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