Titanium job fraud: SIT nabs key accused Shyamlal after Divya’s interrogation 

Titanium scam key accused Shyamlal was taken into custody on the basis of the interrogation of first accused Divya Nair, who was arrested earlier. 

Divya with husband Rajesh | Photo: Screengrab/ Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: The special investigation team (SIT) on Saturday nabbed Shyamlal, key accused in the Travancore Titanium Products Ltd (TTP) job fraud case. He was taken into custody on the basis of the interrogation of Divya Nair, first accused in the case.

So far, police have registered a total of 14 cases in connection with the fraud. Several others, including Divya’s husband Rajesh, MLA hostel employee Manoj and coffee house employee Anilkumar have not been nabbed yet.

TTP’s AGM Sasikumaran Thampi and his friend Prem Kumar are the other accused in the case.

According to reports, the job aspirants were brought in a car arranged by the receptionist of the MLA hostel Manoj.

The accused had operated the crime as a gang and embezzled huge amounts of money from job aspirants after promising employment in Titanium.

As per the assumption of police, 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, Divya gives a contact number. Later, discussions are held over phone and in person. After discussions with Divya, job aspirants are dropped for the interview at TTP in Manoj’s car.

Following which, they will be directed to switch off their phones and taken to Thampi’s cabin for interview. Once the interview is over they will be informed of appointment within 15 days.

However, 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.

According to preliminary estimates, the gang had embezzled around Rs 1.50 crore from 29 aspirants.

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