Superintendent among 5 held in police job scam

Superintendent among 5 held in police job scam

The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru police on Wednesday arrested a superintendent of state, police recruitment division, and four others in connection with a job scam. Some IPS and IAS officers are also suspected to be involved in the scam.

A team led by Manjunath Chowdary, Assistant Commissioner of Police, CCB, had on July 5 arrested constable Lakshmikanth from the City Armed Reserve. It was revealed that superintendent K P Rajesh, H Nagaraj, who was a personal secretary to three previous DGPs; Shabana Begum, a traffic constable; and CAR constable Lokesh were also involved in the scam. All the four were arrested.

The constables used to promise jobs to aspirants who were willing to pay money. They were then introduced to Rajesh and Nagaraj who, in turn, would promise help in interview and entrance test. Since Nagaraj was a personal assistant to DGPs, the aspirants were easily conned into paying money.

Investigations revealed that the accused had taken Rs 10 lakh to Rs 30 lakh from each aspirant between 2013 and 2017. A total of Rs 18 crore was collected from job aspirants. 

Recently, Lokesh and Lakshmikanth fell out over money-sharing. The aspirants who failed to secure jobs started demanding their money back and filed complaints.

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