Vikash Sharma

Working in a big company abroad is the dream of many job aspirants. Taking advantage of such aspirations, fraudsters are always on the prowl to mint money. One such fraud has been busted in Berhampur with the arrest of three persons. They have been accused of cheating job aspirants by promising jobs in Kenya.

“On February 5, we got a report from one Prabhat Dalai alleging that a person from Golanthra had taken around Rs 9.70 lakh and 92 passports from as many candidates to give them jobs in Kenya,” said Berhampur SP, Saravana Vivek M.

Based on the complaint, a case was registered and a team went to Visakhapatnam and arrested three persons. The accused have been identified as CH Mohan Reddy, who hails from Odisha but stays in Visakhapatnam, Simanchalam of Srikakulam and Dhileswar Rao of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh.

“The process of cheating started in October last year and the accused had collected Rs 50,000 each from job aspirants. Instead of providing employment VISA, the accused had provided them with tourist VISA,” said Berhampur SP.

The senior police official informed that the VISA was genuine but as it was for tourist VISA and not for any employment, a case has been registered in this connection.

“The accused had lured the victims by providing them jobs in Kenya with the promise of high salaries. The main victim had visited and worked abroad and then he asked others to give money to get job,” the Berhampur SP added.

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