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Another man arrested in government posting scam

Mumbai city news: The man was identified as Kamlesh Kanade. He was in touch with a key suspect in the scam

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2017 17:19 IST
Manish K Pathak
Manish K Pathak
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,government posting scam,recruitment scam
The police have arrested five people in the scam.

The Mumbai crime branch on Sunday arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a government posting scam. The police have arrested five people.

The man was identified as Kamlesh Kanade. He was in touch with Vidyasagar Hirmukhe, deputy secretary and general manager in Mahanand Dairy.

Kanade was produced in the court and remanded in police custody till June 7. He lives in central Mumbai.

On Wednesday, the Mumbai crime branch arrested Hirmukhe, 47. Others arrested are Vishal Ombale, 40, Kishor Mali, 38 and Ravindra Singh Yadav from a five star hotel in Vile Parle (east). Yadav is from Delhi and said during questioning that he was in the real estate business.

A senior IPS officer said Mali was the mastermind of the scam. On learning that Chavan wanted to be posted in Navi Mumbai, he had approached him a couple of weeks ago. “Mali called Chavan two days before the incident and told him that the ‘boss’ has come from Delhi and was staying in a hotel near the Mumbai domestic airport. He could arrange for a meeting,” said the IPS official. The meeting was fixed for Wednesday evening.

During a phone conversation, Chavan suspected something was amiss, so he alerted a senior officer of the crime branch. To verify the information, a police team set a trap at the hotel, added the officer. Yadav has used the names of several ministers of Delhi to show his clout.

First Published: Jun 05, 2017 00:55 IST