Chempati Sandhya was picked up from a village in Medak district and produced before a magistrate who remanded her in judicial custody
The city police on Monday nabbed Chempati Sandhya, in the APPSC cash-for-jobs scandal that broke out after a sting operation by a Telugu TV news channel last week. The woman went into hiding immediately after the airing of the sting operation.
The Hyderabad Central Crime Station sleuths picked her up from a remote village in Medak district on Monday morning and produced her before a magistrate who remanded her in judicial custody. The 35-year-old woman hailing from Mogalturu of West Godavari district claimed herself to be an entrepreneur. She was caught in the sting operation demanding money to help a candidate appearing for the interview of lecturer post in government polytechnic colleges.
Dropping the names of some top government bureaucrats and of a member of the APPSC, she promised to secure the post with her influence and money. Soon after the video footage of the woman giving assurances of ‘jobs for money’ was telecast by the TV channel, she disappeared.
The APPSC postponed the interviews and its Secretary Charu Sinha lodged a complaint with the CCS to investigate into her claims. A criminal case was registered against Sandhya. After evading the police for over four days, she was finally caught today. The police said they would move the court seeking her custody for further investigation and ascertain if any other person was involved.