Hyderabad, Jan 28 (PTI)Two persons were arrested for allegedly cheating unemployed youth with false promises of government jobs, Hyderabad police officials said. Also Read - Hyderabad Police Rescues Baby Girl Within 24 Hours of Kidnap, Hailed on Social Media

R Rajashekar and R Ramakanth, employees of private firms, duped seven job aspirants by giving them forged appointment letters after collecting Rs 3.15 lakh from them on the pretext of offering jobs as junior assistants in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, a release from Hyderabad Police said. Also Read - GHMC Elections 2020: 35% Total Turnout Recorded; Counting of Votes on Dec 4

The two were arrested yesterday after the victims approached the police on realising that they had been cheated, said officials. Also Read - Elaborate Arrangements in Place For Polls to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Today

A case under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 506 (criminal intimidation) was registered, officials added.

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