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RPF, Mysuru Division busts fake job racket! Two accused held, estimated Rs 22 crore collected from 400 aspirants

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Mysuru: Railway protection force (RPF) Mysuru division has busted a fake recruitment racket by arresting two persons including a retired railway employee.

According to the investigation, it is estimated that the accused may have transacted Rs 22 crore collected from 400 job aspirants, making it a biggest ever case cracked by RPF in the recent past.

The accused are Chandra Gowda S Patil, 44, of Mysuru and Shivaswamy, 62, of Gadag a retired railway employee.

How the railway authorities busted the camp is an interesting story. Upon noticing the movement of strangers in a suspicious manner on the premises of railway hospital, who were taking photographs, the chief medical superintendent had lodged a complaint.

Acting on this, a team of inspectors including Sateeshan, M Nishad, Venkatesh, Radhakrishna and others swung into action under the directions of divisional security commissioner of RPF, Mysuru division, Thomas John and Assistant Security Commissioner A Sridhar.

The team kept an hawks eye on the movement of the suspects and was confirmed that the racket was very much active and gullible youths are being taken for a ride.

A house opposite opposite Shiva Shakti Kalyan Mantap near Highway Circle was the centre of illegal activity. They were targeting youths mainly from rural areas from economically weaker families who were desperate for job. The documents related to their academic qualifications were collected before issuing fake ccall letters and also appointment order in exchange of a whopping amount from each of the job aspirants.

According to an estimate, not less than Rs 22 crore was collected from 400 job aspirants.

What’s pathetic is, most of the youths who fell for the lure of central government job had even sold off their lands and some had borrowed huge amount for interest to arrange money to pay for the job.

In all 221 blank cheques, Rs 4.15 lakh cash, original documents of job aspirants, cheque books, 100 railway recruitment orders, fake name plates of 70 TTE, laptop, computer and other articles are seized from the accused.

Now, the case has been transferred to Mandi police station for further action.

A FIR has been filed under IPC sections 464, 419, 420, 465, 468, 471 and R/w 34.

DRM issues caution

Divisional Railway Manager of SWR, Mysuru Division Rahul Agarwal who congratulated RPF for its swift operation has also appealed to the job seekers to look for job notifications only on the official website of railway recruitment board and ignore any other advertisements related to recruitment in media.

– Team Mysoorunews



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