Fake employment racket busted, 8 arrested

Hyderabad: A fake employment racket was busted while the Task Force official seized Rs 24 lakhs and fake appointment letters from the group.

The officials have arrested 8 people for duping several unemployed youths by promising them government jobs. The arrested accused were identified as Pitla Dathadri, M Shiva Reddy, Y Veeresham, V Gangadhar, K Rajesh, A Swamy, M Kranthi Kumar and M Srikanth while another accused P Padma Reddy is absconding, Hans reported.

According to the sources the gang has reportedly duped 150 people until they were arrested and used to demand amount between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh in exchange of government jobs such as Commercial Tex Department Clerk, Pointmen, Attender, Ticket Collector in Railways, Clerks, Attenders, Junior Assistant in Revenue, Secretariat, Education, TS TRANSCO, High Court, GHMC and other sectors.

The city police also informed that the victims were sent fake appointment letters from fake Gmail accounts and they were taken to Durgapur, Asansol, Khurda, Odisha, WB on the pretext of training and later absconded.