Family dupes citizens by promising govt tenders

Family dupes citizens by promising govt tenders

Th accused received huge amounts of money that they diverted for funding a Kannada movie, which they were producing apparently. (Image for representation)

The city police have arrested a 56-year-old man, his wife and son from Banashankari for duping people with promises of government tenders.

Th accused received huge amounts of money that they diverted for funding a Kannada movie, which they were producing apparently.

Accused Rajesh S (56), his wife Satyabhama (46) and son Anurag Rajesh have been arrested based on a complaint filed by Bhaskar Naikar, the owner of a photo studio, accusing the family of duping him of Rs 8.1 lakh a few days ago.

According to Naikar, Rajesh claimed he is a chief engineer working for the Centre’s Smart City project and offered to acquire a government tender for taking photographs and videos of the Vidhana Soudha. Rajesh demanded a commission of Rs 8.1 lakh, which Naikar paid him. Later, Rajesh gave the amount to his son to fund a movie project — “6-the Koota”. Anurag was supposedly playing the lead role in the upcoming movie, the police said.

The police raided the house and office of the accused, but could not recover the cash. According to the police, the accused, using similar modus operandi, duped as many as 12 people.