Hyderabad: The Central Zone team of the Commissioner’s Task Force apprehended a man for cheating youth by collecting huge amounts of money on the pretext of sending them abroad.
The accused was identified as Vosa Gangadhar alias Golivadda Gangadhar alias Kasturi Prakash Rajaram, 48, a resident of KPHB and a native of Nizamabad. He is an Intermediate first year dropout
“He migrated to Sharjah in 1989 where he worked for five years before returning to India. He has travelled to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Bangkok, Bahrain, Jordan and Indonesia to hunt for jobs,” said Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar.
He said Gangadhar had got acquainted with the procedure of visa processing and documentation work for immigration. “He planned to cheat job-seekers by saying that countries like Israel, Jordan and Ecuador would give good salaries. He said they could migrate from Ecuador to the US via Panama and Mexico as refugees,” Mr Kumar said. Gangadhar used to collect up to Rs 5 lakh per person along with their passports.
He would book air tickets, do the documentation work and get invitation letters printed by one Puneeth of Delhi and provide them to the candidates, the commissioner said.
“When the candidates begin pressurising him for visa and flight tickets, he would switch off his mobile phone and escape,” Mr Kumar.
Gangadhar had alllegedly changed about 15 SIM cards since 2015 and had cheated about 50 people. He was absconding in six criminal cases in Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts.
On Monday, while Gangadhar approached Imran, the owner of I-Link Travels Pvt. Ltd, at Chapel Road in Abids, and requested to book two air tickets and showed two invitation letters to Ecuador on the name of Kasturi Prakash Rajaram and Vosa Sunnydhar alias Sunny, sleuths of Central Zone Team based on credible information apprehended him.
“The role of I-Link owner Imran has to be verified,” Mr Kumar said....