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Racket promising govt jobs: Ex-IAS officer held

CHENNAI: Police arrested a retired IAS respectable on Thursday for cheating other folks by promising them govt jobs in the state.

V Mohanraj, 62, had collected Rs five.five crore from 106 other folks. Based at the grievance of Nissar Ahmed, 49, a resident of Nungambakkam, central crime department sleuths registered a case against him.

Last 12 months, the entrustment document fraud (EDF) wing of the CCB had arrested K Navappan, 28, a resident of Tiruvannamalai, who cheated other folks in an identical fashion. During wondering, Navappan, who posed as an IAS respectable working on the Secretariat ahead of his victims, instructed sleuths about the involvement of Mohanraj in the racket. Navappan instructed police that he had collected cash ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh in step with the roles his victims wanted.

Before apprehending Mohanraj, the EDF wing group of workers collected main points and proof to confirm the link between Mohanraj and Navappan. Officials stated Navappan incessantly visited Mohanraj’s place of job in the town between 2015 and 2016 when the latter used to be in service.

“We collected the entry and exit registers from Mohanraj’s place of job and statements of the individuals who noticed Navappan visiting. Few more proofs to ascertain the connection between the duo are with us,” stated an investigating officer.

Preliminary inquiries revealed that Ahmed had approached Mohanraj thru a not unusual pal, Selvakumar, in 2015. He had paid him Rs 50 lakh to get a clinical seat for his daughter. When issues didn't figure out, Ahmed demanded the cash again. The cheques Mohanraj gave bounced and Ahmed complained to police who took no action terming it as a civil dispute.

But Ahmed filed a case in the top courtroom which directed police to do so. Police visited Mohanraj’s place of abode in Anna Nagar extension and taken him to the commissioner’s place of job. During inquiries, he confessed to have colluded with Navappan and cheated other folks promising to get them jobs.

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