Titanium job fraud: Police receive more complaints, official suspended over alleged involvement

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Thiruvananthapuram: In a major development in the Titanium job fraud case, more people have started to approach the police with complaints following the arrest of an accused in the case.
Meanwhile, Travancore Titanium Products Ltd. (TTP) has suspended its legal AGM Sasikumaran Thampi, who is the fifth accused in the case.

Police on Sunday arrested Divya Jyothi alias Divya Nair over the case. Following this, TTP took action against the legal AGM. Divya’s husband Rajesh and Thampi’s friends Prem Kumar and Shyamlal are the other accused in the case. Though police nabbed Divya, all other accused are apparently on the run.

According to reports, the accused operated the crime as a gang and embezzled huge amounts of money from job aspirants after promising employment in TTP.

The police informed that the fraudsters have been engaged in the crime since 2018. It is learnt that many people have fallen prey to the gang after responding to Divya's Facebook posts on job vacancies in TTP. When aspirants respond, she used to give a contact number. Later, they discussed the deal over the phone and in person. After discussions with Divya, people including Shyamlal drop these job aspirants for an interview at TTP in a car. They will be directed to switch off their phones and will be taken to Thampi’s cabin for an interview. Once the interview is over they will be informed that they will get an appointment letter within 15 days. But none of them received any letter from TTP.

As the recruitment process prolonged for days, some of the aspirants realised the trap.It is learnt that the group was charging lakhs from the jobseekers for the post of assistant chemist which draws a salary of Rs 75,000.

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