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Mysuru: Man poses as RTO officer, dupes three

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Mysuru: A fraudulent case of promising recruitment of three people in the Regional Transport Office (RTO) has come to light.

According to sources, KSRTC bus conductor Rangaswamy, his taxi driver brother Shankar, and Rangaswamy’s relative Ashok, who lost Rs. 18.58 lakh.

The fraudster Akash, a resident of H D Kote’s Annur village, met Rangaswamy, a bus conductor for the KSRTC, who was on duty in October 2021. Akash introduced himself as Brake Inspector of Chamaranagara RTO. Akash said that he would help him in getting a job at the RTO. Rangaswamy informed about the same to Sankar and Ashok.

He said that Shankar and Ashok were informed that they would be recruited as a driver and inspector in the RTO Department.

When Akash met Rangaswamy’s parents in December 2021, he promised their sons jobs in RTO.

On December 12, 2021, Akash called the three to a room in Hunsur and demanded Rs. 16 lakhs in payment. Three days later, the three were called to a uniform shop close to Mysuru’s Lashkar Police Station and demanded payment of Rs 2.58 lakhs for the uniform, letter, and cards.

When the three arrived at the Chamarajanagara RTO office, the officials informed them that they had been duped.

The three immediately tried to reach Akash, but he had turned off his phone.

A case was registered in the Shankar Nagar Police Station of Hunsur.  Further investigation is on.

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