ALAPPUZHA: Kayamkulam police on Sunday arrested a civil police officer of the Thrikkunnapuzha police station in connection with a multi-crore recruitment fraud case. He was arrested based on the statements of the prime accused Saranya, 23, of Kayamkulam.
Saranya, accused of cheating at least a 100 people by offering fake jobs in the police department, was arrested from Bengaluru on October 30. She went absconding since her parents and a relative were arrested by the police on Tuesday. The investigation team said “CPO Pradeep Madhavan is now under our custody and he, a native of Thrikkunappuzha, has been working with the police station in his area for the past two and half years. The role of the CPO came to light following constant interrogation of Saranya by police officers lasted late night. During the quizzing, the accused has confessed that she was assisted by the CPO from Thrikkunnapuzha police station. She also admitted that the money went to the CPO, who had called up customers projecting himself as DySP Radhakrishnan,” said the investigation team. Kayamkulam CI K S Udayabhanu said that Saranya told police on the role of the CPO in the interrogation, but no evidence has emerged so far.