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RPF sleuths bust fake railway job racket, arrest two

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Mysuru: In a major breakthrough the Mysuru Railway Protection Force has cracked down on a large-scale scandal involving a fake appointment in the Railway Department and arrested the two accused.

It is said that the arrested duo had cheated 400 candidates to the tune of Rs. 22 crore by luring them of jobs. The arrested are identified as Chandragauda S. Patil AKA Somanagowda of Mysuru and Sivaswamy AKA Papanna of Gadag district. Shivaswamy is a retired railway employee.

The accused managed to collect Rs. 22 crore from 400 job seekers. Many had sold their land and availed loans to pay bribes to the accused. The RPF sleuths recovered 221 signed blank cheques, Rs 4.15 lakh cash, original documents of aspiring candidates, cheque books, 100 fake railway recruitment orders, 70 TTE’s forged catalogs, a laptop, and a computer.

The incident came to light when strangers took photographs of the railway hospital. The medical superintendent grew suspicious and informed RPF about suspicious movement and photographing of the premises by some persons. The Railway Protection Force took them into custody, and upon inquiry they revealed that they were running a fake railway recruitment pact, promising a false hope of lucrative rail jobs.

The gang mainly trapped poor and innocent village boys by collecting their educational certificates and issuing fake call letters, fake medical memo letters and fake appointment orders. The team had received a large sum of money from job seekers ranging from Rs. 3 lakh to 10 lakh.

RPF Inspectors Satheeshan, M. Nishad, Venkatesh, Radhakrishna, and other staff participated in the operation. The case has been handed over to NR Police Station for further action.

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