Former minister accused in job scam

Published: 21st August 2016 06:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2016 06:42 AM   |  A+A-

SIVAGANGA : The district crime branch police here on Saturday registered a case against former transport minister V Senthil Balaji, a former and the present managing director of the Kumbakonam division of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) for allegedly cheating 38 job aspirants of `60 lakh.

In his complaint, Subbiah of Karaikudi, a technical assistant in the division headquartered at Karaikudi, said he had collected `60 lakh from 38 aspirants, through his bank account, on a promise to arrange for various jobs in the corporation.

Subbiah alleged that he handed over the money to Babu, the then managing director of Karaikudi depot of TNSTC, in 2014 on the latter’s assurance that appointment orders would be issued to the aspirants.

Meanwhile, Babu retired and Rangarajan, who succeeded him, said he would issue the appointment orders. It is claimed that orders issued to a few aspirants turned out to be fake.

He then approached the district crime branch police and filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking to register a cheating case against the two officials Babu and Rangarajan and the then transport minister Senthil Balaji. A case has been registered and further inquiry is on.

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