Two held for cheating army job aspirants

Two held for cheating army job aspirants

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Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested by the Hebbal police for cheating several people of lakhs of rupees by promising them jobs in the Indian Army. The arrested are Krishnarajan (63), a resident of Hebbal, and Sujata alias Sophia (42), of KGF. The police are on the lookout for two others. The four had duped several people by taking Rs 40,000 as a deposit from each candidate and offered fake appointment letters.

According to the police, the accused offered the candidates posts of driver, clerk and other technical posts in Indian Army at Rs 2 lakh per job and took an advance of Rs 40,000.

The accused asked the candidates to come with the "appointment letter" for a medical checkup and then took them to Ooty, Jabalpur and other places. The candidates were told that they would be called for other physical tests if required. When they didn't hear from the accused for many days, they called them up but found their mobile phones switched off.

One of the victims, Deepu Shankar, lodged a complaint with the Hebbal police against Krishnarajan, Sujata, Jyothi Lakshmi and Mehboob Pasha.

During the interrogation, the police found that the accused duped over 20 job aspirants and suspect they may have cheated many more.

The police said Sujatha was involved in a similar case in 2013 registered at the Halasuru police station. The police seized mobile phones, fake appointment letters, job cards, medical certificates and admit cards from the accused.

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