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Karkala: Progressive farmer takes wrong path, turns professional thief


Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SP)

Karkala, Aug 8: Shailesh Shetty from Mundkur village, who was arrested on the suspicion of getting involved with various thefts in Mundkur within the rural police station limits here, happened to be a progressive farmer from the region and an honest man who was held in high esteem by locals.

Shailesh had worked very hard in about five acres of land his father got through Land Reforms Act. He emerged as an ideal farmer in the area. He took the entire responsibility of running his household. The people in the area are surprised at the fact that such a hard working man has turned thief, and are curious to know the reasons. Shailesh had dug borewell in his land and always found new ways to improve the yield of crops.

People living in his neighbourhood and police sources claim that Shetty was forced to indulge in theft in order to cover the losses he suffered in cricket betting. He was seriously into cricket betting on a large scale, and lost miserably, it is said.

Shailesh used to target the houses of his relatives and close ones for thefts. He used to win over the confidence of the families by helping them with the work of plucking of coconuts, cutting down of the trees etc. Once he gained free entry into their houses, he used to steal gold ornaments and flee, his close ones allege.

Shailesh, who was a great supporter and fan of Yakshagana and plays used to organize plays by renowned troupes during the annual festival of Mundkur temple. As such, people had high regard for him. Many therefore, find it hard to believe that he could steal gold ornaments.

Theft of gold ornaments from the house of Jaya N Shetty and Jyoti Shetty from Mundkur in 2017 and similar theft from the house of Ramesh Shetty during this year were reported and complaints had been filed. Local police circle inspector, Joy Antony, who conducted investigation under the guidance of Karkala deputy superintendent of police and district superintendent of police, succeeded in cracking the cases and arrest the accused. 210 grams of stolen ornaments were recovered from his possession.

Shailesh was produced in the court here on August 6, and the court remanded him to judicial custody. Police sub-inspector of rural station, Vasappa Naik, and others were involved with the investigation. The district police have announced prize of Rs 10,000 to the investigation team in this case. The police are also looking into the possibility of Shailesh’s involvement with several other thefts in the area including a theft at Mulladka in Mundkur.


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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Any news published our public starts blaming Pm.
    Ache din Ache din,when most of all citizens are being waiting more than sixty years.
    Why can't still wait further.
    Ache din aane keep liye, such badlo

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    This type of situation like a successful farmer turning to become a thief did not happen in sixty years, only after 2014.

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  • A. P., Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    just like how after 2014, priests are being caught in sex scandals.

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  • Diva, MANGALURU

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    There is difference in desire and greed..

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  • Haneef, West Africa

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Even blind bhakhts trusted Modi for 15 lakhs!

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Heart breaking story
    He needs reformation , financial help ,
    Community needs to help him to come up in life after he completes the Jail term

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Multiple talented guy... Ghor kaliyug..

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    Cynthi,

    Which Kali you are talking about? Tuli Kali? or Kannada Kali?? ...or both???...

    ...JH...

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    It's tulu kali dear....belman gets plenty.. He he he ...

    Jai hind

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  • shan, dubai

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    He wanted to have extra talent as government always telling we want talented people

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  • Arvind Gaba, Mangalore /UAE

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    By going through the article I find it is absolutely a curse. During Land reform act how many landlords of the coastal region have lost their land? Why it's impact only in coastal region of the state? North Karnataka not a inch of land is affected by LR A All dirty politics political gain through Vote Bank.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Arvind Gaba, Mangalore /UAE
    I do agree with you, the effects and curse of land reform act, where tenents got the land and overnight the landlord became just nothing. Some tenents have treated their landlord very badly after land reform act specially the bramin community suffered the most.

    But here, with Shilesh Shetty, he is the cause of his own destiny. Cricket betting or any betting leads to bankruptcy. A hardworking honest farmer, became a thief. What a tragedy. There are many Shilesh Shetty, living in Coastal Karnataka who are addicted to gambling and lost their properties and even their spouse gold. I wish Shilesh will come out from this mess and live a normal life.

    One chooses his own destiny.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    I find no mistake in land reform act.
    It was done with good intentions..

    There was one more 1964 act which makes agri land to non agri land... Which is more disastrous...

    I am observing more agri land divided and made small podi... And then converted..

    One fine day, if there is no rain or crop failure due to some reason beyond our control, then government will definitely find need for more grain. At that time babus will turn to agri field to see what is happening!😁

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Mr. Gaba,

    I agree with Mr. Herold D'Cunha. Here, the affect of Land reforms is minimal. Rather, the gift received by his family through Land Reforms is wasted away by this inheritor. Shame.

    The accused alone must be blamed for the mess he has gotten himself into because it started due to his addiction to betting. He had no reason at all to go into that craze because he had sufficient wealth his father earned for him. The Land Reforms have 50-50 result and much of poverty has been eliminated because of the reforms. Else, today I too would have been a bonded labour than to have come up in life to a middle class citizen.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    ache din aayenge..... ache din aayenge..... ache din aayenge..... baaiyoum aur beheno ache din no..... ache din no..... ache din no .....

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  • abhilash, kuwait

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    wat nonsense u r commenting ? Modi told him to get involve in cricket betting?

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    abhilash, kuwait
    Why you are getting upset with the words of - "ache din aayenge..... ache din aayenge..... ache din aayenge..... baaiyoum aur beheno ache din no..... ache din no..... ache din no ....."


    I received Achhe din bonus from,; GST, demonetization, corruption, inflation, sharp increate in oil prices. and many more. What about you brother Abhilash.

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  • abhilash, kuwait

    Thu, Aug 9 2018

    if i cmnt on his post y did u get upset? For me ache din aagaya..... ache din aagaya..... ache din aagaya....

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    His acche din were destroyed by congress by not giving loan waiver for digging bore well 😈

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Tired of waiting for Acche Din ...

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  • Jaison, karkala

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Get rest mamu.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    WHY TO BET ON CRICKET WHEN THE CRICKETERS THEMSELF FIX THE MATCH AND PLAY.

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Hard to believe! if proven then termed as Two sides of the same coin...

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