IT job racket busted, 4 held

The accused collected money and offered fake appointment letters

The accused are Sunitha of Mathikere, Leon Vijay Kumar of RM Nagar, Raghavendra of Nerlur in Anekal taluk and Ajay of Hesaraghatta Main Road.

Police said Sunitha, the kingpin of the racket, hails from Tamil Nadu and has an MBA degree from Malaysia. Leon was employed with IBM Daksh BPO Centre, and Ajay and Raghavendra were Sunitha’s assistants.

The accused cheated more than 20 job aspirants with promises of getting them jobs in IT companies. They collected amounts ranging from Rs one  lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh and offered appointment letters. Police suspect that the number of victims is likely to go up.

Modus operandi

Speaking to Deccan Herald, DCP (South East) BNS Reddy, said: “Sunitha came to Bangalore a year ago and befriended Leon Vijay Kumar. The duo decided to make some fast bucks by cheating and lured Raghavendra and Ajay to join them. Sunitha would pose as an HR consultant and Leon would get details of resumes mailed by aspirants to IBM and forward them to Sunitha. She would call up candidates and fix up appointments and demand money to secure jobs in different units of IBM. She would take them to IBM and introduce them to Leon, who in turn would brief them about the company to gain their confidence. Later, he would give them offer letters of Koramangala unit of IBM.”

However Sunitha and Leon ran out of luck, when a victim Mohammad Azaruddin Nadaf, who received one such offer letter asking him to join the Koramangala office by mid-November, decided to crosscheck it with his friend who worked in the particular office.

Nadaf realised that he was taken for a ride when the offer letter was unlike the norms of recruitment of the company.  He then approached the police.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the duo were running this racket for the past four months. “We are trying to collect information from different police stations about such complaints,” said Reddy.

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