Muralidharan (52) of Karuvatta in Alappuzha was arrested on Thursday on charge of cheating a person by making a false promise of getting her a government job. According to the police, the accused had taken nearly Rs. 1.25 lakh from the person. The police is also on the lookout for his accomplice who has been identified as Rajappan (46). As per the complaint submitted by a woman hailing from Chengalam, Muralidharan had claimed that he was an official at the Secretariat. He was produced before court and has been remanded.

—Staff Reporter