Coimbatore: A 35-year-old man, who impersonated as a government officer and duped many of up to Rs1.5 crore by promising jobs in central government, was arrested by city police.
Police said Shankar Raja from Echanari claimed to be working as DRDA director and took money from people promising jobs. The man was arrested a couple of years ago and was recently released on bail in a similar case.
On receiving as many as 90 complaints against him, the city crime branch team took Shankar Raja under custody along with his two associates Mehaboob Ali, 39, from Madhukkarai KV Nagar and Sudhagar, 37, from SIDCO near Sundrapauram.
Further investigations revealed that the gang had received crores of money from many promising development officer job under central government and issued fake job orders, house patta under slum clearance board.
They had purchased imported bikes and cars using the money, police seized three cars and nine motorcycles from them and fake documents and bond papers.
Further investigations are on to know about the remaining cheating cases in which they have involved.