K.R. Police yesterday arrested a 40-year-old conman who had allegedly cheated job-seeking youths including women and had gone underground after collecting huge sums of money promising jobs at prestigious institutions in city.

The nabbed conman has been identified as Amarnath Shyama Rao Ksheerasagara, a resident of Krishnaraja Sagar in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district.

It is reported that Shyama Rao, who collected Rs. 28,000 from one Valmiki Sanjeevi, son of Sreenivasa Rao, a resident of Vidyaranyapuram a week ago in the pretext of getting him a job at Rare Earths Material Plant in city and collected his bio data had since gone underground.

It is also said that Shyama Rao who told Sanjeevi that a DD for Rs. 28,000 had to be enclosed with the application brought Sanjeevi to the State Bank of Mysore branch at MCC premises, went inside the bank in the pretext of purchasing the DD and went missing from there.

Meanwhile, Sanjeevi, who waited outside the bank for a long time realised that he had been cheated, lodged a complaint with K.R. Police.

Inspector C.D. Jagadish, who took the photograph of Shyama Rao from Sanjeevi's mobile launched a hunt and arrested the accused and produced him before a Majistrate who remanded him to judicial custody.

It is reported that in the past, Metagalli Police had arrested and jailed Shyama Rao on charges of cheating two persons of Rs. 28,000 each in Metagalli Police limits and another person of Rs. 15,000 in N.R. Police limits in the pretext of getting them jobs, following which Shyama Rao had reportedly walked out on bail.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore