COIMBATORE: The district crime branch (DCB) police arrested a Mettupalayam resident on Thursday for cheating 18 people of Rs 50 lakh by promising them government jobs.
Police identified him as Mohan, 30, of Thasanur village in Mettupalayam. B Logesh Aravinth, 27, of Ramachandra Road at RS Puram, who is running a recruitment agency, had lodged a complaint against Mohan on November 3.
“Logesh and his friends were government job aspirants. Mohan promised to get them jobs and invited them to his house in 2019. He introduced his wife Shobana Priya and mother Mani, who told the youths that several of their relatives and friends are Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) employees and working in government departments in Coimbatore. Logesh requested Mohan to get him a job order and on January 20, 2019, Mohan gave him an appointment order. He asked Logesh to hand over Rs 1 lakh to Shobana and Mani. Shobana later contacted Logesh’s friends and received Rs 50 lakh on various instalments by promising them government jobs. The friends were given fake appointment letters.
After coming to know that they were cheated, the friends asked Logesh to get their money back from Mohan. Based on Logesh’s complaint, DCB police registered a case against Mohan, Shobana and Mani under sections 406, 420 and 468 of the Indian Penal Code on November 3.
Police arrested Mohan on Thursday and recovered Rs 1.20 lakh from him. He had bought two cars and started a travel agency with the money, a police officer said.

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