Hyderabad: The Hyderabad police arrested a man who was posing as the Telangana Chief Minister's secretary and cheating people.
The sleuths of the commissioner's task force, north zone, apprehended 40-year-old Burra Kamal Krishna Goud of Karimnagar district. He was impersonating Srikanth Rao, the CM's secretary, and cheating people by promising them jobs as vice-chairman and chairman in BC Commission.
Three cases have been lodged against Goud. A case was registered against him at the Gopalpuram police station after he cheated a person to the tune of Rs. 70,000. The Jawahar Nagar police have registered two cases against him for cheating a victim of Rs. 25,000and another of Rs. 20,000.
Earlier, Goud was working as a reporter for the YouTube channel 'Spot News'. Faced with financial difficulties he began collecting phone numbers of various party workers and sympathizers and calling them posing as Srikanth Rao.
He told the victims that their names had been nominated for the post of vice-chairman or chairman in the BC Corporation. He would then demand Rs. 1-2 lakh to get them appointed. After the victims sent him the money online, Goud would disappear.
He was arrested on Monday and handed over to the SHO, Gopalpuram police station.