Kadaba resident detained in Saudi Arabia for fraud returns home after 11 months

Daijiworld Media Network - Kadaba (ANK)

Kadaba, Nov 20: After spending 11 months in jail in Saudi Arabia on charges of fraud, Chandrashekar, a resident of Ithur in Kadaba taluk, has been released and returned to Mangaluru.

Upon his arrival at the Mangaluru airport, Chandrashekar was warmly greeted by his mother Hemavathi, brother Harish, and well-wishers. He expressed gratitude to his friends, especially Prakash, for their relentless efforts in securing his release.

Chandrashekar, who had moved to Saudi Arabia in 2022 and was working in a ceramics company, fell victim to a bank hacker, leading to his arrest for fraud in Saudi Arabia. He boarded a flight from Saudi Arabia and reached Mangaluru at 7 pm.

In 2022, Chandrashekar had purchased a new SIM card and mobile phone in Riyadh, signing two documents in the process. Shortly after, he started receiving messages in Arabic to his new number. Two days later, he received a call asking for information about his new mobile number, and at that moment, Chandrashekar unknowingly shared the OTP with the caller. A week later, he was arrested by the Saudi Police.

Upon learning the reason for his arrest, Chandrashekar was shocked to discover that hackers had opened an account in his name without his knowledge, and 22,000 Riyal was credited to his account from a local woman's account. The woman had filed a complaint with the police, leading to Chandrashekar's arrest on fraud charges.

During his time in jail, Chandrashekar was allowed only a two-minute phone call and was restricted from meeting friends. His friends, along with Prakash from Udupi, who is currently residing in Saudi Arabia, tirelessly worked for Chandrashekar's release, resulting in his freedom after 11 months. Chandrashekar, the son of Kenchappa Gowda and Hemavathi, had his wedding fixed for January, but he was arrested during that period.




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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    It is really nice to see finally happy ending. Great and blessings to have such friends who will go out of the way, to help. His mother must be so much relieved to see her son back.

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Do not share OTP to anybody because frauder/hacker needs only OTP.

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    His release has been welcomed, and at the very least his unpleasant ordeal is now over. I sincerely hope the Indian Government will work hard on the cases of the 8 senior naval officers sentence to death in Qatar for spying, and they come home too safe and sound.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    i watched his video on arrival..he was not beaten and treated well in the prison..unlike third world countries. I wish him all the best...Nalayak MP peteel did not do anything for this young man...

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  • Asif, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Digital literacy is very need of the hour.. whats & what nots to share/comment or forward. Be it personal informations or social issues, but should be mature enough to deal in digital platforms now a days. This is the era of AI, So lets not get ruined by mongerings.

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  • ram rahim robert, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    as soon as he touched Indian airport tarmac he must have felt...BADUKIDEYA BADA JEEVAVE...God Bless him and his family....Now India is better...do some make in India and enjoy life

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Dubai/Mundkur

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    It could have been much appreciated had they arrested the real culprit rather than jailing innocent people. To prove your innocense will take 11 months!!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    does your statement apply to the arrest and six year prison sentence to santhosh rao in saujanya case? kabhi kabhi hota hai...he is released now..but what about saujanya?

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  • Prabhu .K., Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Simple message never share OTP anywhere in the world. Saudi govt. should have been supportive when he was innocent.

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Praise the lord for his release from prison to freedom. So sad to be a victim of fraud and in prison for no fault or someone fault. Hope Saudi government investigate and compensate for this poor fellow lose of his wages and mental well being. Whatever happened to him can happen to anyone but justice need to be provided and punished the real criminals. This poor fellow become a victim which is very sad. God grant him peace and happiness as his start new life in India.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Thanks to Vishwagurudevaraya, kothambari beeja ,geru beeja,halasu beeja, maavu beeja kadlekai beeja, gold beeja...there is no doubt about it...

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  • Pavan, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2023

    Third class country arresting without doing fact checking.

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  • Danny, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    @Pavan, before pointing finger at others, you should note that 3 fingers are pointing at us. So many injustices happen in India also. Unfortunately so many innocent souls get arrested without getting interrogated. However, many Indian fly to these "Third Class" countries and earn their living, call it their home and send the money back to India boosting its economy and building home. One in million case happens like this but you cannot blame the whole country right. If you think this is nonsense, please google and look for yourself on authentic facts.

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  • Shaaju, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    In GCC any women form any religion can walk alone even mid night also, whereas our own country is it possible? just give me your genuine answer...

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    In Mangalore any woman of any religion (without gold ornaments) can walk at midnight and past midnight. Also she can wear any kind of clothes and use any religious symbols, also drink water, eat openly in any month of the year, daytime or at night. Can criticize Hamas, Israel or both. This is my genuine answer.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Which mangalore Dotor saab ? Very interesting

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  • Shaaju, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    Yes, we have been seen what happened to our sister Soujanya and please google crime rate in GCC and any other countries in the world.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 21 2023

    There are atleast 2 Mangalore (s) one in Australia the other Namma Mangaluru. I am talking of Namma Mangaluru, and Saujanya case did not occur in Mangalore but outside.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Nov 22 2023

    Pavan Mangalore ,kindly dont comment such a way.You never know what can happen to you tomorrow.Few countries I dont name it,have people everywhere who fall in a mob against those who are speaking bad about the country even ready to clinch.Best is look into own affair.Think there are still our !people are working in that country for their daily bread.God knows tomorrow may be your family ?One should be happy he came back live without any harm.Thank God.

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