Chennai Metro|Gang dupes 100 Metro Rail job aspirants of Rs.2Crore, Caught

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Chennai: Five persons were arrested for allegedly cheating 100 youths seeking jobs in Chennai Metro Rail and swindling about Rs. 2 crore from them, police said today.

A high-end luxury MUV vehicle, Rs. 86,000 cash and 68 cheques were seized.

Following a complaint from the Metro Rail authorities, a probe was launched into the job racket and five persons, including S Palraj, 54, the alleged mastermind, and a woman Rajathi, were arrested from a hotel in Chennai yesterday and interrogated, they said.

The probe revealed that about Rs. 2 crore was collected in cash and cheque from 100 youngsters by promising them jobs in Chennai Metro Rail.

Based on the job profile, money ranging from Rs. 15-20 lakh was collected from the aspirants.

The five persons were later produced before a court which remanded them to judicial custody. They have been lodged in Puzhal Central Prison, police said.

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