Retired Delhi school principal held for looting job aspirants

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) A retired Delhi government school principal has been arrested for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 18 lakh on the pretext of getting her a teaching job, police said on Thursday.

The accused, Aditya Shanker Vats, is currently the manager of a private school in Khureji, they said.

A Pooth-Kalan resident, Jyoti, filed a complaint against Vats, a retired principal of Sarvodya Bal Vidyalya in Shakarpur, regarding cheating of Rs 18 lakh on the pretext of getting her a teaching job in a government school.

The accused had told the complainant that he had very good relations with senior-level officials of central and state governments, a senior police officer said.

In order to evade his arrest, Vats had left his permanent house in Shakarpur and started living in Ghaziabad. He also changed his phone number, the police said.

“On Tuesday, a tip-off was received that Vats was living in Ghaziabad after leaving his permanent residence at Shakarpur, Delhi. It was also revealed that a non-bailable warrant issued against him,' Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Bhisham Singh said.

“Thereafter, a raid was conducted and the accused was apprehended,” he said.

Vats disclosed that he was in dire need of money. Seeking advantage of his job, he took money from several job aspirants, the DCP said. PTI NIT DPB