Bengaluru: Cheating aspirants with promise of employment - 3 policemen among arrested

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jul 12: On the allegation of duping a large number of people and swindling crores of rupees from them by offering them the lure of employment as deputy superintendents of police, police sub-inspectors, KPSC, first division clerks, second division clerks etc the central crime branch (CCB) of the city police has arrested five persons including three police personnel.

The arrested persons are Laxmikanth, a city armed reserve police constable of the city central division, gunman of the same department, Lokesh, Rajesh, who is from the department of recruitment, Nagaraj and Shabana Begum. There is suspicion about the involvement of a senior officer in this racket.

Laxmikanth and Lokesh used to earn the confidence of employment aspirants by promising government employment and collect money from them for the purpose. They then used to tell those who followed up with them that the money had been handed over to the boss, who would see that their work is done.

As those who cheated them are in police departments, those who paid them money did not register complaints against them. Using this situation to their advantage, the cheaters pooled together crores of rupees and converted the money so earned, into assets. The CCB is yet to ascertain the identity of the officer to who these persons have handed over the money. The personnel hope to unearth this information during questioning. Lamikanth is said to have remained tightlipped on this aspect so far.

K P Rajesh, H Nagaraj and Shabana Begum have been accused of extending cooperation to this illegal act of the coterie. The CCB officials have been questioning them intensely to get to the root of the entire racket.

CCB police, who have confiscated assets of constable Laxmikanth, are shocked to learn that during the period from 2014 to 2017, Laxmikamth had earned over Rs 18 crore through the above racket. He is said to have told the officials that all this money was earned through the illegal method cited above. Laxmikanth in the meantime, tried to sell his property but the CCB police are learnt to have taken steps to ensure that the property in question is not disposed off till the case is decided, sources stated.

CCB officials have seized property worth ten crore rupees as of now. They have also exercised lien over bank accounts in the names of Laxmikanth and his family members. They are now engaged in the work of putting together details of property owned by other accused.