Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)
Udupi, Aug 21: The police searched the flat at Manipal in which Swaroop
Shetty (23) from Manipal used to live, on Tuesday August 20. Shetty is under arrest relating to a case of blackmail.
The police found 90 grams ganja, a cell phone, several sim cards, documents pertaining to motorbikes, bank records and some other items. It is learnt that the items recovered seemed to support the notion that he was involved with a number of illegal activities.
As soon as Swaroop was taken into custody, the police had locked the flat and collected its key. Later, police security was posted there.
The police were given to understand that whenever Swaroop blackmailed his friends, he used to mention the names of a police officer and a police subordinate staff. He seemed to be very friendly with these two going by the way he used their names, sources said. But it is not clear whether he used their names to blackmail the people or whether he actually was close to them.