VISAKHAPATNAM: Two special police teams swung into action in the city to catch an imposter, P Ramesh Naidu, who posed as an IAS officer and duped unemployed youths of Rs 1.5 crore by promising them jobs in various public sector units and Central government departments.
Though the exact number of victims was to be identified yet, about 20 youngsters met city police commissioner Amit Garg Thursday and filed a complaint against Ramesh Naidu. The case was handed over to the Three-Town police, as Ramesh Naidu resides in East Point Colony.
According to the police, Ramesh Naidu was a real estate dealer and had an office in Jagadamba Junction. He claimed himself to be an IAS officer working in the Union Ministry of Industries and used to travel in a car with a red beacon. For the past one year, the accused collected several lakhs of rupees from gullible people by promising them jobs in various public sector units including RINL, HPCL, BHEL and other Central government departments.
When he failed to provide them with jobs, the victims approached the police. The victims included several B.Tech and M.Tech students from the city. Upon learning about the complaint, Ramesh Naidu switched off his mobile and disappeared. The police are questioning his family members to find his whereabouts. Investigation is on.