HYDERABAD: A senior officer working with Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) is among three persons apprehended on Wednesday for allegedly cheating some unemployed youths of ‘thousands of rupees’ on the pretext of getting them jobs in the coal mining PSU.
Acting on credible information, the sleuths of Commissioner’s Task Force (South Zone) nabbed Kiran Kumar, a senior accounts officer working with SCCL, Mothe Ramesh, a car driver and Shatam Ramesh, a System Operator with a private firm, police said. Police also seized `2 lakh in cash, three cellphones and a set of question paper booklets from them.
Three more persons Manmohan, Rasheed and Komaraiah, who are also part of this job racket, are absconding, police said. According to police, SCCL had issued an employment notification for the post of surveyor trainees to fill 48 vacancies and 8 other posts. As many as 9,644 hall tickets were also issued to the candidates to write a written test that was scheduled to be held on December 20, 2015.
‘’The written test has been postponed on administrative grounds. By taking advantage of the notification, the prime accused Kiran Kumar, planned to cheat planned to cheat innocent unemployed students. He discussed the plan with his two other associates and booked rooms in different hotels here and gathered the youths, who had applied for the posts.
Kiran promised them to get jobs in the SCCL and made them believe that he is well connected to higher-ups in the company. He collected sums of `10,000 to 20,000 from each candidate as advance, police said.
After collecting the advance amount, the accused gave the candidates model question paper booklets for preparation of the exam.
The arrested were handed over to Saifabad police for further investigation.