Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)
Bengaluru, Dec 21: An inter-state fraudster, who kept a person, resident of the city, in illegal confinement for three months, is arrested by police.
Swaroop Shetty is the person arrested by Kadugodi police. He kept Arshad in confinement for three months and also tortured him.
Arshad was working in a private hotel in the city. Arshad got acquainted with Swaroop in the hotel itself. Arshad had asked for money with Swaroop. The fraudster said to Arshad that he has Rs 24 lac given by a swamiji of Kerala but there was an expense of Rs five lac to get that money. Arshad believed Swaroop’s words and handed over Rs five lac to him. However, when Swaroop did not give him the Rs 24 lac which he promised, Arshad asked Swaroop to return his five lac rupees.
Swaroop took Arshad to his Kadugodi apartment and kept him in confinement for three months and tortured him severely. He also recorded a video of Arshad during the confinement. Arshad managed to escape from the clutches of Swaroop after three months and informed the matter to the police. It came to light during the investigation that Swaroop has seven cases registered against his name in Mangaluru also.
Kadugodi police have arrested Swaroop and further investigation is on.