Udupi: Man arrested for extorting Rs 26 lac from friend

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS) 

Udupi, Aug 18: A man, who was doing rent a bike business in the name of 'Wheels To Go' at Nitte has been arrested by the Padubidri police for allegedly extorting Rs 26 lac from his friend. 

Swaroop Shetty (23), a resident of Anantnagar in Manipal, is the person arrested. He has been remanded to 14 days of judicial custody. 

A case of cheating and threat to life against Swaroop was filed by Abhilash Acharya, a resident of Padebettu. 

In his complaint, filed with the Padubidri police station, Abhilash Acharya says, "I got friendly with Swaroop through the business of bike dealing. He had given me seven bikes saying that he has lost money in business. I had sold them for Rs 50,000 each. However, as there was loan on those bikes, it was not possible to change the Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle. So the buyers, who bought the bikes from me, returned them and asked me to return their money. 

"In the midst of this issue, Swaroop issued threats on my life through various methods and took Rs 26 lac from me and deceived."


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  • Rakshith, Manipal

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Just like how people fall into the trap of online fraudsters,even after repeated reports on the newspaper and other media this too is one such case...and some people are easy preys for such fraudsters bcos everybody thses days want to make money through short cut means...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Good arrest for involving in criminal acts.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    A bit of cock & bull story will not stand in court, seems to be more to real story. Seven bikes sold for 50000 each, were they same make model year condition. Was sale receipt obtained from alleged accused on buying & payment. Was this payment made via bank transfer or cash. When was 26 lakhs transferred? Was it transferred via bank or cash? Was it after demonetization or before? Why no complaint filed on receiving first threat & paying first ransom? What is the source of income of 26 lakh?

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Born talent of these people.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    calculation went wrong from Abhilash Acharya, what he dreamed from each Bike,
    Inst-ed of that he paid agian 26 Lack
    Full Jumla Company

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