M'luru: Duo swindles 120 of over Rs 2.5 Cr offering jobs in KMF, MRPL; minister Kota's hand alleged

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Aug 18: Two conmen have fleeced close to 120 people of over Rs 2.5 crore on the pretext of getting jobs in KMF.

A conman named Ram Prasad was posing as Harish to the victims hailing from Malar and his partner Mallesh pretended as Dr Hemanth conning several people by assuring them jobs at MRPL. Mallesh allegedly duped the victims of Rs 30 lacs. In this regard, a complaint has been filed at the Bajpe police station.

Harish was actively involved in fraud since 2014 soon after his marriage. He had assured to take responsibility for his wife’s sister's marriage. Harish had Rs 1.75 lacs for wedding expenses which was not enough. He got in touch with his landlord's relative who was hunting for jobs and asked for monetary help. The relative readily agreed to lend him money.

 A fortnight before his sister-in-law’s wedding, Harish promised the landlord's relative a job at MRPL in six months' time and took Rs 3.5 lac from him. Then he continued to con people in the name of providing jobs at MRPL, KMF and RDPR.

After MRPL and RDPR job scams, a case was filed at Bajpe police station. Now in order to pay the money back to the victims, Harish decided to take up a KMF job scam where he conned 120 people of more than Rs 2.5 crore.

Harish used to get the contacts of job seekers. Eventually he developed a huge network of job seekers. Harish used to prefer conning people coming from very poor financial backgrounds.

Among the 120 victims, there were bank employees, several college staff members and industrial sector workers. Harish convinced them to even quit their jobs to join KMF. Among the 120 victims, 90% of the people are still jobless.

Harish created fake documents like KMF ID, appointment letters. He also conducted training sessions under his con partner Mallesh at Puttur and Chilimbi in two batches for the victims. He took them to Bengaluru as well. This looked convincing for the victims and they gave in.

A victim said, "I was working in Baikampady for Rs 25000. I got in touch with Harish through a friend. He made me believe that he would provide me a job at KMF as manager. I paid lacs of money to Harish. He took us to Bengaluru via flight saying that we are visiting KMF Bengaluru, where we found that his actual name was Ram Prasad not Harish. While training us at Puttur and Chilimbi, Dr Hemanth alias Mallesh was giving us training, providing all types of facilities and we had no clue that it was a job scam. I paid him lacs of money by taking loans, pledging jewellery in the bank. When we demanded our money back, he made us run from pillar to post without returning the money."

One more victim who is unemployed right now was working in a company. He paid Rs 3.5 lac which was from the provident fund of his mother who had worked in a hospital for 20 years.

Harish has duped the victims with several forged cheques, fake bank accounts by learning the process from YouTube and Google. Harish was also technically smart and by taking fingerprints, he had created a system wherein a victim gets OTP.

The victims approached social worker Prasanna Ravi who is supporting them to go ahead with a legal battle and file a case against Harish alias Ram Prasad. Prasanna Ravi along with the victims have stepped into CCB office to file a complaint.

Prasanna Ravi said, "One victim approached me about this job fraud. I arranged a meeting with most of the victims who agreed to go for a legal battle along with me. He has 11 accounts and also posed as Keshav and Shashidhar from KMF. Why has KMF not taken any kind of responsibility or questioned despite its ID, appointment letters being misused openly. He even forged a bank statement in the name of KMF Bengaluru director Jarakiholi."

She also alleged that when a case was filed at Moodabidri, the accused was released because of Kota Srinivas Poojary's influence. I have urged the police commissioner to file a strong case and make sure that every victim will get their money back. I suspect unseen hands and politicians' involvement in this racket and I wonder why KMF has not questioned it yet. The conman Harish alias Ram Prasad is giving open statements without any fear and claiming that he has conned 120 people on the pretext of getting them jobs at KMF.




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  • Alan, Mangalore/U.S.A

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Why should one worry about jobs there are more important things that need our urgent attention like Savarkar, religion, tipu, Jinnah, Pakistan, Let our children and their future and civic and municipal functioning go to hell. Let us not be bothered about our standard of living. Let us not be bothered about being civil and cordial with each other. What is happening to our beautiful Mangalore? We are being brainwashed to divide our society. What a sorry state of affairs.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Since 2014 this scam is going on with so many victims conned in a daylight fashion and doesn't come to the light of any of the law enforcing authorities is simply unbelievable!!!

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    He is surely 40% sarkar appointed agent..............Bhakths bajao Taali............!!!! Harish got employment after 2014........... Update your statistics ...one got new type of Job under skill India scheme..........in Feku's new India.......!!!

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    40% commission people of karnataka have got used to this norm of life of commission but after few days of bogus investigation clean chit.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    First I thought first minister KOTA is involved.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    after reading the news ... within no time 2014 is flashing in public mind within no time....!!!!

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Other day i saw a news report... where in Honorable PM calling for inputs from public for his Man ki bath..., Na khaawunga... naa khane doonga... fame take this instance as FEKU Job brokers menace in double engine Karnataka Govt.,

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Seemingly simple, unassuming and sage like... It is difficult to believe Kota will do any Kata kata... But all influenced by Maha Nataki Modi... They will develop our nation by making alive Godse and savarkar....

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  • SMJ, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Here the job seekers aswell as job assurer both are culprits why these people have to bribe him to get jobs. Actually they themselves have hit their own leg by axe.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Landmark year 2014 fraudulent activities started after that.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Harish started fraud in 2014 . 2014 fraudsters started ruling India.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Minister ಖೋಟಾ ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    it is a naked fact that bjpigs have made life difficult for eveyone with 40 percent...next year time for thurup out of this communal party..

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  • Haneef, dubai

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Please tell me why I am not surprised with the current state of affairs of making unnecessary issues if veer savarkar vs. tippu sultan, hindu - muslim communalism, when there is con jobs and hoodwinking everywhere, blatant corruption, and political involvement in all of these scams....acche din is all of the above only.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Fri, Aug 19 2022

    Bjpee dont want this elections are coming...let us concentrate only on savarkar. Baki sab changasee lol.

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