PRETORIA – The Hawks are in search of Huvashan Perumal Venketramen, a 33-year-old fugitive who has been on the run since 2013 after failing to honour his court appearance to face a charge of fraud amounting to R845 000.

In 2011, Venketramen, who was the Managing Director of Verify Data Close Corporation, masqueraded as an agent from Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) and received a payment of R845 000 from a victim who was paying for cement. No cement was ever delivered. Venketramen was arrested in 2013 and appeared before the East London Regional Court where he was released on bail.

Venketramen failed to honour his subsequent court appearance and a warrant of arrest was issued. Since then he has been on the run but Hawks’ investigations have revealed that he frequents suburbs such as Glenferness, Fourways and Midrand in Gauteng. He has furnished the police with false residential addresses in numerous occasions and is constantly changing his contact numbers.

The Hawks need the assistance of the law abiding citizens to re-arrest the suspect and ensure that justice is served. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Huvashan Perumal Venketramen is urged to contact Investigating Officer Captain Johnson on 082 941 8588. The information will be treated with maximum confidentiality.