An electric engineer, who allegedly duped three jobless youths of Rs.1.95 lakh assuring to provide jobs in A.P. Transco, posing as IAS officer, landed behind the bars on Wednesday.

Caught red-handed

The accused, Ch.Trivenkata Ramu, was caught at Kukatpally when he came there to collect some more money from one of the victims, Madhapur police Sub-Inspector, V. Srinivasa Rao, said.

An engineering graduate, Trivenkata Ramu, who hails from Patha Gannavaram of East Godavari district had been in a private company at Patancheru on the city outskirts for five years since 2003.

Plot hatched

He hatched a plot to make quick money and approached Durga Rao, in Patancheru. Claiming that he was an IAS officer and heading the A.P. Transco, he told Rao that he could provide jobs to needy persons.

Through Durga Rao, three engineering graduates, K. Ramesh, K. Ashok Kumar and B. Babu, approached him seeking jobs and paid him Rs.1.95 lakh.

“To make them believe that he was IAS officer, the accused hired an Innova car and got a beacon light fixed atop it,” the SI said.

He even paid money to a person, who would stand outside the A.P. Transco office and salute when Rao drove in the car, so that others would believe he was a top official, the SI explained.

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