Some 50 software engineers were allegedly cheated by a fake IT firm, which employed them after collecting security deposits but shut shop without paying them salaries for five months and refunding the deposits.
Kiran M, 25, an MTech holder and resident of Dodda Banaswadi in east Bengaluru, has filed a cheating complaint against four persons from a firm called Reyan Infotech Private Limited at WhitefieldEPIP Phase-I. Police registered a case of cheating against firm directors Naveen Vege and Rayashree Pareech, HR professional Bala Krishna and manager Mahendra.
Police said the complainant had finished MTech in 2016 and was on the lookout for a job when he met Vege and Pareech at their office in Whitefield. The duo promised him a job and took cash worth Rs 1.4 lakh from him for a three-month training and as security deposit. They promised Kiran he would be paid a monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 during the training and a salary of Rs 20,000 later.