A Tumakuru based businessman has approached city police saying a man cheated him of Rs 18 lakhs on the pretext of getting the job of police sub inspector to his daughter

   

Bengaluru:  A Tumakuru based businessman has approached city police saying a man cheated him of Rs 18 lakhs on the pretext of getting the job of police sub inspector to his daughter.

Complainant R Puttaraju, 52, resident of  Urdigere village stated that his elder daughter P Inchara had cleared the physical test held for police sub inspector on August 21 this year.

“A friend of mine-Krishnappa, a resident of Yeshwanthapur, toldme that he knows one Srinivas, who deals with government jobs, police departmentin particular. According to Krishnappa, the post of sub inspector costs aroundRs 75 lakh,”  Puttaraju said.

Puttaraju spoke to Srinivas over the phone and latterassured of getting the police job. Initially, Srinivas told Puttaraju that itwill cost Rs 75 lakh. After some bargaining, Srinivas agreed for Rs 55 lakh,Puttaraju stated in his complaint.

As told by Srinivas, Puttaraju and Krishnappa came to city withadvance of Rs 18 lakh cash on October 4 and handed over the same to Srinivasinside a hotel in New BEL road, Sadashivnagar.

“Then, a common friend of us told us that Srinivas ischeating victims on pretext of government jobs and it is impossible to get thepolice sub inspector post by paying money. Realising that I have been cheated, Iam filing the complaint,” Puttaraju’s statement with Sadashivnagar police said.