Cyber Crime Department sleuths arrested Manzil Jikesh Kumar Shah (27), a native of Masana in Gujarat, for allegedly duping job aspirants. Presenting the accused before the media here on Wednesday, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) S. Varada Raju said that hunt for the other accused, Lincoin Joseph Luicien, was on.
The crime had come to light after one Palepu Lakshmana Rao of Santhipuram, an electrician by profession, lodged a complaint.
Lakshmana Rao went to Mumbai in search of overseas employment in offshore drilling companies. In Mumbai, he was given a mobile number by a person and was told to contact Manzil Jikesh Kumar Shah and Lincoin Joseph Luicien for employment.
On return to the city, he contacted them and was instructed to upload his resume to the email addresses - email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
To gain the confidence of the victim, the accused conducted an online job interview and also asked him to attend medical test at Sea Bird Health foundation near Andheri, Mumbai.
Thereafter, he was sent a fake appointment letter from Sea Drill Limited of UAE. “He was then asked by Shah to deposit Rs. 1.2 lakh in his account and Rs. 20,000 in Luicien’s account, as processing fee. The victim deposited the amount as instructed,” said Mr. K. Satyanarayana Rao, Inspector of Cyber Crime. The victim grew suspicious when he tried to call the duo to know about his joining details and on probing he found out that the appointment letter was a fake one. A team, led by inspector K. Satyanarayana Rao, arrested Shah in Mumbai on July 22, while Luicien is still at large. The police seized a mobile phone and also froze the bank accounts of Shah and Luicien. The police recovered Rs. 83,653 from one account and Rs. 14,456 from another. Police sources said the duo duped a number of persons. Shah was booked under Section 66 C and D of IT Act.
Second accused in the case is still at large and search is on to trace him