Udupi: Swaroop Shetty earned trust by flaunting bank balance of over a crore

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Aug 20: Swaroop Shetty (23) who has been arrested in connection with cases of fraud reportedly earned the faith of his close ones by showing to them his passbook which showed balance of over Rs 1.8 crore. Moreover, he spent money lavishly and paid hotel bills running into lacs of rupees. He allegedly has his own flat and had recently incurred a bill of over Rs 4.5 lac by staying in a hotel at Manipal for a few days, it is gathered.

It is said that he also used to trap his friends by telling them that on account of malicious propaganda engaged in by them about his bike dealings, he had suffered losses and his Nitte branch of bike renting unit was closed as a result. He also brought pressure on them by saying that the police will soon register cases and arrest them. He emotionally controlled his friends and also claimed that he knows high and mighty top police brass. He also used names of police officers and mentioned name of a particular underworld element, it is gathered.

Swaroop Shetty

Swaroop always looked for weaknesses in people and played on them. He used this information to blackmail them. Information about relationships was also used by him for his benefit through blackmail. He also got information about financial background of friends and got family members involved with fraudulent dealings. In many cases he had collected money from the parents of the friends in their presence. After collecting information about bank balance of a lady, he had succeeded in pestering her son to part with that money, it is learnt.

In one such incident, Swaroop reportedly collected money from a youth with the promise of getting him laptop. He not only failed to repay the money, but also succeeded in threatening the youth on various occasions, collecting additional amounts every time. Although he had kept several families under his tight leash, none of them came forward to file police complaint. His deeds began to tumble out after the family of a girl complained to the police, it is gathered.

The young men who were cheated by him and their parents have sought justice and protection from the district superintendent of police here. He is currently under three days of police custody beginning from August 19.


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  • NN, NN

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    There are quite a few con artists, holy crooks and sweet tongue friends around us. One has to use his/her judgement while dealing with them. Some are born with such skills and cheating and deceiving is in their DNA.

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Such a shame on him . What can you expect? Cheating poor and accumulating crores? Such idiots are curse to the society

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    ಉಂಬೆ ಊರು ಡಿಪೂಜೆ ....

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Just 23 years!
    Nobody was there to just bounce him???

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    inspired by Modi of 40000 crores fame...ambition exploded in the young man....

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    This is a police case who take care of this crime.

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  • Mann, Bangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    He is taken PM’S swachh bharath abhiyan very seriously.

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Heavy talented guy , can be utilised for our country as International spy or else he will be an international natwarlal...

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    He should be behind the bars for life. At the age of 23 he brainwashed number of people, he is extreme dangerous to the society.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    AT the age of 23 such a conman. Surely he is in the line of becoming a politician. Nothing will be proved he will walk out gracefully head up.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Conmen are Incredibly talented !! his energy is like a one crore SUV, but driving blindly on a footpath.
    Hope he gets proper education & counseling in jail while making him work is ass off to realize the value of hard work.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    it would have been better for him to beg outside some temple, no income tax, no raids no police custody.

    now in police custody, police should beat the treat he had in hotels. he should be made to wash dishes / glasses in same hotels as punishment.

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  • Vishal, mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Easy to know which party he votes for.

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Namma Kai party

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