Fake army major dupes 17 prospective brides of Rs 6.61 crore


Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS): A conman, who impersonated as an Army Major to dupe 17 prospective brides to the tune of Rs 6.61 crore, was running an organised racket by converting a rented room in Hyderabad as an 'Army office'.

In addition to dressing as an Army officer, he had decked up the room in such a manner that the brides and their family members never had any doubt about his credentials during video conferences he used to have with them from the 'office'.

After having a free run for six years during which he cheated 17 prospective brides, he was finally caught on Saturday when he was trying to dupe another woman.

The police investigations revealed that Srinivas Chowhan, whose real name is Mudavath Srinu Naik, had used the money to buy a duplex house in Hyderabad and three cars, including a Mercedes Benz.

Hailing from Prakasam district's Kilampalli village in Andhra Pradesh, Srinivas had studied only up to ninth standard. He made a fake certificate, showing that he did M. Tech in environmental engineering from a university in Meghalaya.

In 2002, he married a woman who was working as superintendent in the office of district medical and health officer in Guntur. They have a son and the family lives at Vinukonda in Guntur district.

In 2014 he came to Hyderabad and settled in Sainikpuri, Jawaharnagar. He informed his wife that he has got a job at an Army office. He took Rs 67 lakh from his wife saying he required the money for some emergency works.

He obtained an Aadhaar card in the name of M.S. Chauhan, claiming to be an Army officer. He opened social media accounts with his DP in photos taken in Army uniform.

Posing as a bachelor looking for a bride, the accused started targeting families looking for Army personnel as bridegroom and contacted them through matrimony websites. He used to send his biodata claiming to be a trainee from the National Defence Academy, Pune.

The investigations also revealed that he used to wear Army uniform while talking online to the prospective brides and their family members. He used to impress them by saying he does not want any dowry. After developing some relations with the families, he started demanding money on the pretext of some urgent requirement.

His victims include an official working in Telangana secretariat who was looking for a match for his daughter, a medical student. He took Rs 56 lakh from him. The accused also duped another family of Warangal to the tune of Rs two crore

He told another prospective bride that he passed out from Gorakhpur IIT. The girl inquired with the institute and found the claim to be false. He, however, somehow managed to convince her and took Rs 76 lakh from her.

He was finally caught on Saturday when he was going in a car to dupe another family

A case of cheating was registered at Jawaharnagar police station. A case was also booked at the Subedari police station in Warangal district.

Police seized a dummy pistol with three pellets, three pairs of Army dress, Army cap, Army badges, fake Army ID card, two photos taken in Army dress, fake Masters Degree certificate (CMJ University) and other documents.

Police also recovered four cell phones, one Mahindra Thar Jeep, one Fortuner car and one Mercedes Benz car from him.

 

  

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    From 2002 he has been cheating ladies and was never encountered by cops/investigative agencies ?
    This man looks perfect to personify his personality as an army officer. Very brave and polished guy to carry out acts in a disguised personality. International crook. He stands good chances to be sent to the border area under BSF.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    By Looking at the comments below some people are so frustrated at modi they remove their frustration on such people, they can do only that at last, nothing else can be done against modi.. finding happiness by yelling at modi ...lol feels pity on them.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    We are moving in the right direction of Atmanirbhar .......going to be number one .

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/DXB

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    No wonder... one day he may occupy the 3rd highest constitutional position of hindustan...!!!
    Let's hope Lord almighty listen Hindustani's prayers to prevent such things happen in future...

    Chai time

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Where are we Heading ...

    DisAgree [4] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rahul Kejar, Kanpur nagar

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    We are heading towards another Netflix Series about him . Scam 2020

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Wow Incredible achievement by a ninth grade " Army Major " in the art of swooning damsels !!! His art will be duly studied in great depths, by potential " Womanisers " Bollywood producers will shortly have a blockbuster released " Charles Shobraj Returns "

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Mudavath Naik has proved that fraud work is better than Harvard.

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    What a coincidence 2014 is lucky for some people who hold fake degrees fake personality fake promises one is faking the citizens other guy faking the brides.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Cant believe how people believed him only on his talk,not asking his life or his family.One should not sell their daughter /s by blink blank uniform,and talk.Nowadays there is digital help to findout.Now it is over,send him exactly to a place where he supposed to be worked exactly to Army ,to where there is no facility of relaxing ,to the border of Indian Army to work out.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    yatha Raja Tatta Praja

    9th failed fake certificates Many things matching with our .....

    After 2014 golden age of fekuisum .. in India.

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  • Charan, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    He can be a role model for 9th pass out bacchali's

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Wow !!! This 9 th standard " Army Major " must be gallantry honoured, for being a Royal " Lady killer " Free run, for six years, in the company of 17 prospective brides !!! Film producers will certainly produce another roller coaster, block buster movie... " Charles Shobraj Returns "

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Those who had duped thousands of crores were given a safe passage to escape. So, fakus get emboldened.

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Education is not required..... only talents required to make money in india.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Easy money can land you into trouble.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    What a joke!!! Seventeen brides were in a hurry to trust him, there could be plenty of dirt in each of these brides background...

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Mr Wilfred,
    Everybody has skeletons in their closet. Nobody is pure as a flawless diamond.
    Every saint was earlier a sinner; also, every sinner can be marketed as a saint...
    Hope u get my drift.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    No...

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Too bad...I can't make it anymore simpler...either u get it, or don't !

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    Wilfred, please tell me... If so, who made them dirty?? They themselves can't, same gender can't? Then who is responsible?

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Imaandari kitni bhi bewakoof ho ... aakhir ek din uski tarakki zaroor hoti hai ... aur baimaani kitni bhi chalaak ho ... ek din usse jail mein zaroor jana padta hai.
    (No matter how foolish honesty is ... one day it definitely advances ... and no matter how smart dishonesty is ... one day it definitely has to go to the jail)

    (Film Aankhen 1993)

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Fekuism at its peak from TOP to Bottom !

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    See
    How many fakes after 2014
    Desh aur aadmi log badal raha hei

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Don't be surprised if he's got a Masters in Entire Political Science certificate up his sleeve as well.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    He is imitation fake.... similar to imitation jewellery...

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  • Ansar, Udyavar

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    People are not afraid of doing such frauds they know they can easily come out because of corrupted govt.

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