Three held for cheating, posing as relatives of CM

Mahadevaiah (35), Venkatesh (53) and Krishnappa (50) were arrested on the basis of complaints lodged by one Shridhara Murthy, from whom they took Rs 11.65 lakh, promising sites under "G" category (government quota) in different names, a city crime branch statement said.

They had done so by using a duplicate letterhead of the Chief Minister allegedly with the help of Vidhana Soudha (secretariat) staff, it said. Police said Rs 1.5 lakh were recovered from the arrested.

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