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Political assistant of former CM, Edappadi K. Palaniswami arrested for duping youth

Chennai, Nov 28 (BPNS)

Crime Branch police on Sunday morning arrested G. Mani, who is the political assistant of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami for duping a youth by promising him government job.

Police said that Mani along with another functionary of the AIADMK, K. Selvakumar took 17 lakh rupees from a person Tamil Selvan hailing from Neyveli promising him a government job.

Mani and Selvakumar however were not able to provide government jobs to Tamil Selvan as promised and he demanded the return of the money. The duo returned Rs 4 lakh and threatened Tamil Selvan with dire consequences if he asked for the balance amount.

Tamil Selvan approached the police and a case was registered against both G. Mani and K. Selvakumar by the Salem District Police in October 2021.

Police filed cases under sections 120 B and 420 of the Indian Penal Code and the duo went underground.  Police officers said that the duo went into hiding and on Sunday early morning, Mani was arrested from his residence at Omalur near Salem while Selvakumar is still at large.

Salem District Police Crime branch officers told BPNS that they are probing whether the duo had taken money from others promising government jobs.