Pune: The Yerawada police have booked a 33-year-old man for allegedly cheating a technology firm owner to the tune of Rs7.5 lakh, by posing as a BPO consultant. The man promised owner of helping them with some back-office contracts from international clients.
The conman also promised the owner that he would help them sell their software in the market, through his well-networked contacts in the industry.
The accused has been identified as Y Ravindra Vijay, a resident of Hyderabad. A complaint in this regard has been registered by Venktesh Vadde of Brahmini Technologies in Yerawada.
As per the complaint, the suspect had approached the complainant in February 2013 posing as a BPO consultant.
"Vijay told the complainant that he has several contacts abroad, and if he gets commission, he bring contracts from foreign firms, primarily from the banking sectors," said assistant police inspector Devendra Chavan, who is investigating the case.
He further added that Vadde entered into an agreement with the suspect, givving him Rs7.5 lakh as commission. But it was much later that he came to know of the cheating.
The complainant then approached the cops, and registered a complaint against Vijay.
Chavan said that the suspect has been arrested under the relevant sections of the IPC and has been remanded to police custody until May 18.