VISAKHAPATNAM: The sleuths of Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) arrested a 24-year-old management student belonging to the neighbouring state of Odisha for duping around 70 unemployed youth in the North coastal Andhra, including 10 from Visakhapatnam city over internet under the pretext of offering jobs in various companies.
Addressing mediapersons here Saturday, additional deputy commissioner of police (crime) S Varada Raju said that Tapan Tulo, a native of Nabrangpur in Odisha, was pursuing MBA in Bangalore and wanted easy money for leading a lavish life. He reportedly posted a free job advertisement on a popular online advertisement portal stating that recruitment is going on at Essar Steels Limited and Tata Motors. He gave two fake e-mail IDs and a mobile number for job-seekers to contact him for more information.
Around 70 unemployed youth, including some B.Tech graduates contacted Tapan Tulo who prepared fake appointment letters using information from the websites of the companies concerned.
The youth also deposited `5,000 in the bank account of Tapan and his friends, following which the accused sent them the letters. He collected about `3.5 lakh from the youth.
But in no time, the victims learnt about the scandal following which B Ramesh and Y Venkata Satish Kumar from Visakhapatnam lodged a complaint with the Four Town police in the city. The case was subsequently transferred to the CCIC who, in turn, arrested the accused in Bangalore after tracking his bank transactions.