CHENNAI:The city police on Wednesday arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with an online job racket, days after the first suspect from Andhra Pradesh was nabbed. The suspects had advertised jobs on popular site Quikr.
The accused, S Jameel Rahman of Bharathiyar Nagar in Ernavoor, was arrested on Wednesday by a special squad formed to crack down on job rackets in the city. On May 9, the police had arrested S Arvind (25) of Sri Kalahasti in Andhra Pradesh on charges of cheating people to the tune of Rs 18 lakh after promising them jobs abroad by claiming that he knew recruiters for foreign corporate firms and big league multinational companies. Arvind, then, supplied tickets to Bangkok, fake visas and appointment orders to the victims after they deposited the money in the ICICI, HDFC, YES Bank, IndusInd and IDBI bank accounts that he held.
According to the police, Rahman was Arvind’s accomplice and they both had run the racket together. Rahman, who is an SSLC pass and hails from Tenkasi, used to assist his father in his shop on Cemetery Road in Royapuram before moving on to work at Comfort Travels, a travels company located at MMDA on the 100 Feet Road.
It was here that he came in contact with Arvind and the duo then hatched the plot to cheat people by promising lucrative jobs abroad.
Rahman was remanded to judicial custody and is lodged at Puzhal Central prison. Police had recovered `18 lakh from the first accused.