Mandi Police yesterday arrested a person, who posed as a Police Inspector and cheated many youths promising them to get jobs in State and Central Governments.

The accused has been identified as S. Kalaivannan, 32, a resident of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. He was arrested from his rented room on Irwin Road in Mandi Mohalla yesterday afternoon. The Police have also recovered fake uniforms of Karnataka State Police, Central Excise and Customs, a Police hat, Belt, Badge, photos of some girls, bio-data, fake identification cards, and fake thesis submitted for Ph.D degree.

Mandi Police, based on the complaint filed by Muralidhar, a resident of Turabali Street, Mandi Mohalla, conducted an operation and nabbed Kalaivannan from his room. It is said that Kalaivannan won the confidence of M.G. Umavathi, wife of Muralidhar, while she visited the Mahila Sangha located on Benki Nawab Street posing as Police Inspector.

Later, he also made friends with other members of the Mahila Sangha promising them to get jobs in auditing department in Chennai for those who have passed B.Com exam.

Kalaivannan also made a few of them write exams collecting Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 towards examination fees. He also visited a browsing centre in K.R. Circle to exchange few e-mails to Chennai. On few occasions, Kalaivannan took some girls along with him to the browsing centres and made them send e-mails to Chennai for which Umavathi was made the in-charge. As a result of this, Umavathi invited Kalaivannan to her house and served him with variety of food and got him introduced to Muralidhar and Vasanthkumar, her son.

Umavathi told Kalaivannan that she had to admit her son to one of the best institutions to study PUC. Seizing the opportunity, Kalaivannan told Umavathi that he knew people who were running educational institutions in Chennai and promised that he would get his son admitted in one of them. He also asked Umavathi to get the documents of the house she was residing as a surety. Unknowing about being cheated, Umavathi handed over the documents to Kalaivannan without informing her husband Muralidhar. The matter came into light after Muralidhar checked for the documents at the house. When he asked Umavathi, she told him that the documents were handed over to Kalaivannan.

Muralidhar informed the Police that he was threatened by Kalaivannan when he asked him to return the documents of his house. Muralidhar also filed a complaint with the Police following which a raid was conducted by the Mandi Police headed by Inspector Rajanna. The Police recovered fake identification cards of Excise and Customs department using which he cheated people in city.

It is said that Kalaivannan targeted women between the age of 20 to 25 years. It is alleged that once Kalaivannan also took some of them to Chennai and later brought them back. Mandi Police produced Kalaivannan before the court. He was later sent to judicial custody.

It is said, Mandi Police would be summoning the girls, whose photographs and bio-data were recovered from Kalaivannan’s room, for questioning and gather more information.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore