Two held in job racket case

Staff Reporter

Women had promised victim employment in the Collector's office

CHENNAI: The `job racket wing' of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested two women on Saturday on charges of cheating. According to police, Varalakshmi (22) and her sister Kalpana (15) of Arcot allegedly collected money from G.Prabhakaran of Masinagudi in the Nilgiris district, assuring him a job in the Collector's office. Varalakshmi introduced herself as Vatsala, an officer at the Secretariat. She demanded Rs 2 lakh from Prabhakaran, which he paid in four instalments. She assured Mr. Prabhakaran that he would get the appointment order on or before January 15 this year. He realised he was cheated only when he checked with officials at the Secretariat when the promised order failed to arrive. He filed a complaint with the CCB authorities and a special team was formed.

The arrested women were remanded to custody. Further investigations are on.

4 held

The `Cyber Wing' of the CCB police has arrested four persons on charges of stealing information from a software company where they worked.

Police identified the arrested as K.Gopinath (23) of Porur, K.Baladhandayudhapani (27) of Anna Nagar, K.Venkatramanan (23) of Avadi and S.Mohan Kumar (25) of Nammazhvarpet. The four started a company in T.Nagar while working in Dotcom Infoway Private Limited, which was involved in web designing and web software. Police said they illegally removed source files from their workplace and used them in the newly floated company.

Acting on a complaint preferred by the Dotcom Infoway authorities, a raid was conducted in T.Nagar. Five hard discs, three CDs and account books were seized.

Further investigations are on.

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