VELLORE:A 49-year-old man was arrested on Friday evening for allegedly cheating several persons of several lakh of rupees for failing to deliver on promises made of placing them in jobs in the private sector and even the Madras High Court.
S Sayeed Usher Khan, a real-estate businessman from T V K Nagar in Sipcot was arrested. The police are yet to secure his associate, Prabhakar Sathiya, a history-sheeter in Chennai.
Out of the six individuals who have so far filed a complaint against Usher Khan, one of the complainants claimed that he was cheated of `1 lakh. According to Investigation Officer, Mutheeswaran, five others have filed police complaints against Usher Khan on the same issue with approximately `6 lakh of money embezzled by Khan.
G Rajan,(30), a resident of Rajeshwari Nagar in Puliyanthangal, had passed 12th standard and was working as an office assistant in a private engineering college. In October 2013, Rajan had allegedly handed over `1 lakh to Usher Khan on the promise of placing Rajan, with Sathiya’s influence, as a junior assistant in the Madras High Court. For more than a year Rajan repeatedly enquired about when he would be joining duty at the high court but was given no further information. Over time, Usher Khan began to ignore his pleas and phone calls and went as far as threatening Rajan when he was asked his money back. Rajan registered a complaint with the Sipcot police and learned that the documents given by Usher Khan were forged which led to the arrest of Usher Khan.
Prabhakar Sathiya, Khan’s accomplice, is a history-sheeter in Chennai who was released recently from jail after being held under the Goondas Act. “60 people have claimed that they were cheated by Prabhakar Sathiya in Chennai. We are yet to secure him,” said DSP Nagarajan of Ranipet Sub-Division.