Hyderabad: The sleuths of the commissioner's task force, west zone, Hyderabad, on Saturday apprehended a person who has been accused of cheating many by pretending to a sub-inspector and a gunman to the chief minister at the Pragathi Bhavan. Using fake credentials he had promised many unemployed persons of providing attender and outsourcing jobs in the judicial department.

The accused, Nandikonda Santosh, is a native of Mallepally, Hyderabad. He studied up to Intermediate and later worked as an electrician under a civil contractor. He had been living with his family at Rethibowli and was working as a car driver.

Police said, in a press release, that to maintain his lavish lifestyle, Santhosh turned to duping people by promising to get them jobs, assuring them with his fake id. He also used to drive around in rented cars that he pretended to be his own. He used fake numbers to call people up falsely informing that they got jobs.

Among the items that were seized from Santash were a toy pistol, a duplicate police identity card in the name of Mahankali Prakash, and Rs 25,000 cash.

So far, three people have recorded their statements explaining how Santhosh had swindled them in the name of providing jobs. Last year, he cheated Cheguri Narender of Rs 30,000 and in October this year he defrauded Musireddy Mahender Reddy of Rs. 90,000.

The accused along with the recovered property was handed over to SHO, Langer House PS for further investigation.


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