BENGALURU: A techie who conned several students by promising them engineering education has been arrested by the Southeast division CEN police. The techie, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, has been identified as Mahesh.
The techie had launched a website by the name 247.com and would advertise on Facebook. He had duped at least 35 students from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to the tune of lakhs of rupees each. During the investigation, the police learnt that he had collected Rs 3 lakh from each student, totalling about Rs 70 lakh and had got into gambling. He had also lavished the money on gold and a luxury car. The police have now seized the cash and the car.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) C K Baba said, “He had studied engineering at MVIT and had worked with 4-5 reputed companies and had got into betting and gambling. He later launched his own gambling website called 247.com, but did not succeed. He then quit his job and started advertising on Facebook and other social media that he would get job aspirants placed in various companies. He would collect Rs 2.5-3 lakh from each of them towards placement charges”.