Mangaluru: The CEN station’s officers arrested a man who had duped more than 138 job aspirants by promising them jobs in the KMF in exchange for Rs 1.84 Crore.
The person detained is Ramprasad Rao, also known as Harish, Keshav, Shashidhar, or Shashidhar (37), of Salethur in Bantwala.
The police have also booked three others based on a complaint filed by Deviprasad. The arrested are Dr. Hemanth from Mudigere, Surendra Reddy from Bengaluru, and Darshan from Mangaluru.
He claimed that the accused had given them a fake appointment letter and ID card in his complaint.
Deviprasad claimed that after being without a job for about a year, he heard of direct appointment jobs at KMF from a friend, but that he would need to bribe someone in exchange for the job. A woman was introduced to him and requested Rs. 1.80 lakh for the job, asked him to pay Rs. 80,000 in advance. After making the payments, he received a letter appointing him as a clerk.
On December 15, 2021, Ramprasad, Dr. Hemanth alias Mallesh Jain, Surendra Reddy, and Darshan trained 38 job applicants at Chilimbi’s Malaraya Daivastana hall.
Two other friends of the complainant expressed interest in job and paid Rs 2.5 lakh for an Assistant Job role and Rs. 90,000 for a clerk job. The woman who was allegedly representing KMF informed the complainant that three officer posts were available and three more people (the complainant’s friends) paid Rs. 3 lakh each. According to sources, one of them got an appointment letter.
They waited until May for a job, and when they didn’t get it, they demanded refunds. The complainant was given a check for Rs. 10.70 lakh from the arrested, and he then returned the money to his friends. The next day, though, they got a call saying that jobs were available for Rs 1 lakh. Ramprasad allegedly collected the money from two job applicants. Six people then received ID cards. But they were never hired.