: The District Crime Branch registered a cheating case against a former Block Development Officer of Kariyapatti, Syed Mohammed Feroze Khan (57), on Friday. The police said Khan had taken Rs. 5 lakh from one Krishnamoorthy of Padanthal in 2009 on the promise of getting a job for his son in a government department. He later handed over an appointment order purportedly from the Bureau of Indian Standards, which was later found out to be fake. Though Khan returned Rs.2 lakh to Krishnamoorthy, he did not repay the remaining Rs. 3 lakh. Krishnamoorthy filed a case against Khan in a Judicial Magistrate court. He is now working as Assistant Project Officer in District Rural Development Agency in Udhagamandalam.

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