How a college dropout cheated 20 students for Rs. 2 Cr in the name of Railways, Hyd metro jobs

The sleuths of the special operation team (SOT), Malkajgiri zone, along with the Medipally police arrested three people on Tuesday for cheating students by promising jobs in railways and metro.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Jan 2022 10:25 AM GMT
How a college dropout cheated 20 students for Rs. 2 Cr in the name of Railways, Hyd metro jobs

Hyderabad: The sleuths of the special operation team (SOT), Malkajgiri zone, along with the Medipally police arrested three people on Tuesday for cheating students by promising jobs in railways and metro. They had collected huge sums of money from them.

The three have been identified as Kakarparthi Surendra alias Putta Suresh Reddy (37) of Madhira in Khammam and his wife Banoth Nagalakshmi (30) and Dachipally Suresh (33) of Narsimhulapet in Mahabubabad. Three more persons involved in the fake job racket are absconding.


Modus Operandi

In 2012, Kakaraparthi Surendra had cheated his friends by collecting Rs. 12 lakhs from them and giving them gold biscuits he had procured from his friend at a cheaper rate from London. A case was registered against him and his mother in Madhira Town police station. He had been absconding from Khammam since then.

In 2013, he came to Uppal, Hyderabad, and started working as a driver. He changed his name to Putta Suresh Reddy and made fake Aadhar, Pan, and voter cards in his new name. He also opened bank accounts in ICICI Bank, Uppal, and HDFC Bank, Nagole, by submitting the fake Aadhar and Pan cards.

Later, he met Srinivas Rao of Khammam and Alam, a resident of Secunderabad, who informed him of jobs in the railways and the metro and to identify students who are willing to pay Rs. 5 to 10 lakhs for the jobs.

Surendra contacted his friends in the Uppal area and informed them about the job opportunities. He later took the students to Rail Nilayam and introduced them to Srinivas Rao and Alam who posed as Railway officers. They promised to provide them jobs in railways/metros directly, without writing any exams.

The students saw Srinivas and Alam wearing Railway identity cards and coming out of the section office at Rail Nilayam and believed them. About 20 students paid Rs. 5 to 10 lakhs each and submitted all their educational certificates. They were waiting for their appointment orders.

When Srinivas and Alam delayed in issuing the appointment orders, the students started pressuring Surendra to return their money or to give the appointment orders. Later, Srinivas and Alam issued the appointment orders and switched off their mobile phones.

The students got suspicious and approached Rail Nilayam. They came to know that the appointment orders were fake. They immediately approached Surendra and asked him to return their money.

Surendra, who had collected about Rs. 2 crore from the students, had invested the money in his business. He had opened Om Sai Travels at Uppal and purchased four-wheeler vehicles. He had also opened a private security office in the Uppal area which is still operating. He had also invested Rs. 25 lakh in a canteen at Jadcherla and purchased a flat in his mother's name in Boduppal worth Rs. 40 lakh. He had invested money in his associate Dachipally Suresh who was looking after the business. Surendra's wife Nagalakshmi was also involved in her husband's illegal activities.

As pressure was mounting on Surendra to return the money, he along with his wife escaped from Boduppal in June and switched off all his mobile phones. Since then, his whereabouts were unknown.

The students approached the Medipally police in October and a case was registered against Surendra, his wife, and others.

On Tuesday, Surendra had come to his flat to pick some things when the police arrested him.

A case is also registered at the Uppal police station under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC for cheating Ramanjaneylu of Rs. 5.5 lakhs in the name of providing a job in the railways.

The police also seized a car, a copy of an Aadhar Card with Putta Suresh's original name, fake Aadhar and Pan cards in the name of Putta Suresh Reddy, fake Railway appointment letters, and four mobiles phones.

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