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Two more held in fake Metro Rail website case
Nearly 10 days after the main accused behind a fake Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) website promising job offers was arrested, Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths on Monday arrested two more persons in connection with the case.
One of them, N Balu (38) of West Mambalam, was the designer of the fake website, www.cmrlco.org, and the accused B Prasanth (32) of Ernavur was his aide.
They stole logos and other information of Central and State governments as well as CMRL to create the website and lured youngsters with fake job offers. Both were remanded in judicial custody and lodged in Puzhal Central Prison.
The main accused Sreejith (34), who did project work for IT firms in Kerala, was picked up from Thirur in Malappuram after CMRL authorities lodged a police complaint seeking action against those who had created fake websites in their name and cheating job aspirants.
CMRL received complaints that candidates being asked to pay Rs 4,000 or more were being duped after advertisement for recruitment for Metro Rail started getting published on the fake website www.cmrlco. org.
Further investigation is on to find out if more people are involved in the case. Cybercrime sleuths of CCB warned that both the government and private entities should periodically check whether fake websites in their name have been created and file a complaint immediately if they come across any such suspicious sites.