Vijayawada: A fraud pertaining to government jobs, allegedly by a TD youth leader came to light on Tuesday after some of his victims approached Vijayawada police commissioner A.B. Venkateswarlu here. Morla Mahidhar, a TD leader based in Penamaluru, was accused of duping 20 unemployed youth to the tune of over Rs 1 crore. One of his victim’s father T.S.R. Krishna, a retired railway employee approached Mr Venkateswarlu along with YSR Congress leader P. Gowtham Reddy, and lodged a complaint seeking return of the money paid to Mahidhar.
Mahidhar was accused of collecting Rs10 lakh to Rs25 lakh from over 20 unemployed youth after promising them government jobs in AP and in Central government organisations like the railways. Mahidhar told his victims that he would use his influence to get them the jobs as he has the support of the ruling party’s MLA and MP. Mr Krishna said that he had deposited Rs 6,80,000 in Mahidhar’s bank account for the job of a drug inspector through the AP Public Service Commission for his daughter.
The deal was for Rs11 lakh, he said. Mr Krishna said that Mahidhar, after withdrawing the money, failed to respond to his calls and it was then he realised the fraud. Over 15 such victims reportedly paid money to Mahidhar for jobs in various government sectors.Mr Gowtham Reddy said that Mahidhar is a TD youth leader and asked the commissioner to ensure return of the money deposited by victims.
Mr Venkateswarlu said that the matter would be investigated thoroughly and the money recovered.The money collected by Mahidhar from the victims is said to be around `1 crore.
Meanwhile, police sources said that teams have been formed to nab Mahidhar who is reportedly taking shelter in Hyderabad. No case has been registered against Mahidhar so far. The police is likely to search his house on Wednesday after booking a case....
Location: Andhra Pradesh