3 held for cheating job aspirants

The HAL police on Thursday arrested three frauds who cheated people of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of getting them jobs in reputed IT companies. The three have been identified as Harish Kumar, Anoop Kumar and Prem Kumar, all residents of Kadugodi.

Prime accused Harish Kumar used to run a job consultancy firm where he was the administrator, while Anoop Kumar was the chief operating officer and Prem Kumar was looking after finance.

The trio used to target job aspirants who applied through various portals and would contact them from their official email IDs from Bengaluru.

Aspirants from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and West Bengal applied to their company. They claimed to offer training before job placements and used to collect lakhs of rupees from them.

According to the police, they had collected around Rs 25 lakh from them. The aspirants were puzzled when the company did not offer them any placements even after training. They then found the company locked last week and the trio missing. After their arrest, the suspects reportedly told the police that they were expecting a few projects which did not materialise.

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