The district police have issued a lookout notice against one Madhu Ganesh Menon, who allegedly cheated people posing as an IAS officer, in a bid to prevent him from fleeing the country.
The police registered a case against Menon, who hails from Thrissur in Kerala, for cheating three persons to the tune of `43 lakh, promising them admissions in government medical colleges in the State. The Bureau of Immigration has communicated the notice to all airports in the country to display it with the photograph of Madhu, said police sources. Madhu, a graduate, was cheating people in Madurai posing as an IAS officer since 2010.
He used to travel around the city in a car fitted with beacon light. The Madurai District crime branch police have registered a case against Madhu on various charges, including threatening and cheating, based on complaints filed by Narayanan, Selvaraj and Sureshkumar of Madurai.
According to the complainants, Madhu had promised to secure a medical seat for Suresh Kumar’s daughter during the academic year 2012-13 in the Central pooling quota and took `43 lakh from them.
However, he neither secured them the medical seat nor returned the money. Police arrested Madhu’s father Sridharan Menon on July 10. His bail petition was dismissed by the Madurai bench of Madras HC last week. Madhu went absconding ever since.