BENGALURU: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Saturday raided a fake job consultancy in RT Nagar and arrested five staffers, including three women. The arrested are accounts manager Abdul Ali, manager Sayeeda Ruhi, placement officer Tasmiya, HR manager Fatima and placement and assistant accounts officer Meenhaj. The firm’s owner Sayyad Gaus, a resident of Rajajinagar, is absconding. Police said Gaus opened HRP Services on Devegowda Road and the firm had collected data of unemployed youths. They used to contact jobseekers over phone or email and promised jobs in reputed companies in the city. They used to collect `4,000 as registration fee and were conducting fake interviews. However, none of the applicants were able to get jobs through the firm, said the police. Police have found records from August 2013 and as many as 726 jobseekers had registered with the company, which had collected `30.8 lakh. About 367 candidates were given refunds totalling `12,29,000 after they threatened to approach the police. A senior police officer said, “We are gathering more details about the accused. We have seized 10 monitors, eight CPUs, two laptops, 15 landline phones, payment slips, company seals and cheques.”
25-year-old Kills Self Over Girl
A 25-year-old employee of a marketing company committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Siddapura near Lalbagh on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Dileep, a resident of Dayanand Nagar, Siddapur. According to the police, the incident took place early morning after his mother left home to buy provisions. She returned and found his body hanging from the ceiling in his bedroom. The police found no suicide note. Preliminary investigation revealed that Dileep was in love with the daughter of his company’s owner and was warned to stay away from her. Siddapura police are investigating.