Hyderabad: The city police on 8 May arrested a person for cheating people by promising to provide them jobs in the irrigation department. The 33-year-old Gurram Rajendra Prasad, who is from Telangana's Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, posed as the superintendent of the irrigation department and collected huge sums from people.
In December 2020, Prasad called Sumanth and introduced himself as the superintendent of the irrigation department. He promised to get him a job as a junior assistant in the department for Rs. 8 lakhs. Sumanth agreed to pay the money. From February to April 2021, he paid Prasad a total of Rs. 6,50,000. In the end, he neither got a job nor his money back. Sumanth them filed a complaint against Prasad at SR Nagar police station in Hyderabad.
On Friday, the sleuths of the commissioner's task force, west zone team, Hyderabad, apprehended Prasad and seized two mobile phones from him. The accused along with the seized property was handed over to the SHO of SR Nagar police station.
According to the police, Prasad completed his graduation (B.Sc) from Hanumakonda in Warangal Rural district and worked as a ration dealer from 2014 to 2015. After suffering a loss, he left the job and started agriculture work. However, he was not making enough money.
He then hatched a plan to run a job racket and cheat job aspirants. He started introducing himself as the superintendent of the irrigation department. He told people he worked in the TS Secretariat and that he could arrange jobs in the irrigation department in lieu of a commission. Believing him, people gave him money. He did not return the money to the victims even after they complained that they did not get the job. Four cases were registered against him in separate police stations.