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Maha: Retired Army official arrested for duping job aspirants

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A retired Army was arrested Saturday for allegedly people of several rupees on the pretext of giving them jobs at a Navy canteen, a senior Crime Branch said.

The scam came to light Saturday morning when six of these job aspirants approached the Controller's office in south with "appointment letters" as canteen attendants, the said.

"The candidates had received these letters from Delhi, On verification, they were found to be fake, following which an inquiry was initiated," he said.

The six persons told police that they were students of Sarasvati Defence Academy in Andhra Pradesh's Vishakhapatnam city, he said.

"The academy is run by retired Imendri Shailendranath Trinetra (49). The six persons said they had paid Rs 6 each to Trinetra to get jobs as canteen attendants," the said.

"Trinetra, who was in Mumbai, was called for questioning. We found that Trinetra made false promises to the aspirants and also managed to get them undergo a medical test at a local hospital there," said Dilip Sawant, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection),

He said Trinetra sent the candidates fake appointment letters from New

Police said a case was registered on a complaint made by the office of the Chief Controller, following which the accused was arrested.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 20:55 IST