HYDERABAD:The Central Crime Station (CCS) police arrested a woman for duping unemployed youth on the pretext of providing jobs in railways and collecting huge amounts, here Saturday.
According to police, the accused cheated unemployed youth assuring to provide jobs of ticket collector, assistant station master, section engineer and gangmen in Eastern Railways, Kolkata, by collecting amounts ranging from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
While the police arrested one woman, Bhagavathula Lalithamma, another accused Chandrasekhar is still at large.
According to the police, Lalithamma and Chandrasekhar, in association with one Sashibhushan Rao persuaded Patruni Raghu and other unemployed youth offering jobs in Eastern Railway, Kolkata under Railway Ministry quota. They collected around Rs 1.30 crore from 26 job aspirants and took them to Bandel town which is 20 km away from Kolkata, for training. The aspirants were issued fake appointment orders before undergoing one month training.
One of the victims, Raghu, who realised that he was duped lodged a complaint with CCS police. Based on the complaint, police registered cases and took up investigation.
During the course of investigation, Sasibhushan Based on the confesional statement of Sasibhushan, police arrested the key accused Lalithamma at Osmanshahi, Afzalgunj.
The modus operandi of the accused was to engage some agents on commission basis, and contact job aspirants through their agents, promising jobs in Eastern Railway under Railway Ministry quota. The accused took the victims to Kolkata, kept them in lodges, conducted an online test and declared the results on the spot, collected Rs 2 lakhs from each candidate as advance.
Later, the accused got the medical test conducted for applicants to make them believe that the selection was genuine. The accused sent the candidates to their homes asking them to get MRO certificates, residence certificate etc and bring the remaining balance amount. The accused also created a fake website, generating fake appointment orders. The trio provided training for the victims at a fake camp in Kolkata and fled with the money after switching off their mobile phones.