The Cybercrime police arrested a person on charges of cheating job aspirants on the pretext of giving a visa, here on Wednesday.
According to police, the suspect, Yadamreddy Gopi (33), began a fake visa consultancy agency in Ameerpet & managed to cheat gullible people who approached him for the visa.
In a complaint, B Vinod Kumar, a native of Chintalbashti near Khairatabad, told he approached the agency for H-1B visa on April 17. Gopi after describing him about the procedures for applying visa attempted the first payment of Rs.2 lakh to start the process.
“Vinod Kumar transferred the money to Gopi’s bank account but when there was no progress in the processing, he got suspicion and approached the cybercrime department to register a case,” stated KVM Prasad, Inspector, Cybercrime.
Based on his charge, the police began an investigation and traced the suspect through the call records data & bank account in which the complainant had deposited the money.
The inspector told 2 more persons were involved in the case and they were identified as Karthik who is now living in the United States, & Rajender hailing from Chandigarh.
After receiving money, nearly fifty percent of the amount was deposited into a bank account which belongs to Rajender.
“Karthik is a very close friend of Gopi. They were executing this illegal business together for many years. When Gopi told about Rs.2 lakh he received, Karthik had 50 percent of it deposited in Rajender’s account,” he stated, adding that efforts are going on to establish as for how Karthik & Rajender was related to each other.