Japanese held for raising funds

Japanese held for raising funds

Lashkar Police Inspector T D Rajanna inquiring a Japanese girl who claimed to be raising funds for the victims of Tsunami, in Mysore on Tuesday. DH photo

The girl was appealing to citizens to donate generously towards the relief fund following earthquake and Tsunami that devastated northern Japan recently.

Following information, the girl was brought to Lashkar Police Station where she was questioned.

She told police that she was collecting money from the people to help her people who had been affected by the Tsunami. “The money being raised is not for other purposes”, she told the cops. The police found that she had collected Rs 3,000 from the public.

 She was told to deposit the money in the Relief Fund at a bank and to show the acknowledgement to them. She was released after getting a written statement from her.

Booty recovered

Vidyaranyapuram Police arrested one person and recovered two two-wheelers, 14 mobile phones and five grams of gold stolen from various parts of the city.

The police picked up Prasanna of Hunsur Town while he was pestering the people to buy the cell phones. During interrogation, the accused admitted that he had stolen two two-wheelers from Kuvempunagar and Nazarbad Mohalla and 14 mobile phones from Kuvempunagar and Vidyaranyapuram, and a gold ring weighing five gram from a house in Nachanahalli Pallya. The police recovered the booty from his house.

The accused was produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody. The police have registered a case and are investigating.