Advertisement sends three behind bars

Advertisement sends three behind bars

If you think an advertisement of ‘lost document’ that often appears in newspapers are genuine, then here is an incident, that could force you to think otherwise.

A woman and two others who published a similar ad to usurp ownership of a site which doesn’t belong to them, have landed in police net.

Following a complaint, Lakshmipuram police have arrested Shantha, a resident of second stage in Kuvempunagar, Kempegowda and Palaniswamy of Bogadi. Palaniswamy is a temporary employee at Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA).

A site measuring 30x40 adjacent to the house of Shantha had no claimants. It is alleged that the owner of the site M K Poojar had died five years ago. Moreover, there were no legal heirs too as none belonging to the family of Poojar are alive. Shantha who thought of acquiring the property hatched a plot along with Kempegowda.

The duo issued an advertisement in a newspaper appealing to the general public that they had lost the originial documents of the particular site. Finder’s if any will be suitably rewarded. On the other hand, they filed an application at MUDA with assistance of Palaniswamy, requesting the authority for a duplicate. They had also forged the signature of Poojar.

To their bad luck, Ramesh Poojar a close associate of late Poojar was shocked to learn about the contents of the ad. He wrote a letter to the authority warning the latter about the attempt to gobble up the very property, as Poojar had no legal heirs. He had sought for suitable action. Acting on the letter, MUDA authorities lodged a complaint with the police. Following this, Shantha and others were arrested. They were produced before a court and remanded in judicial custody.

Chains snatched

An elderly woman was relieved of her gold chain worth Rs 40,000 in second stage, Bogadi in Saraswatipuram police limits on Friday night.

The woman, 63, wife of Shankar Narayan a retired postal employee was standing in front of her house around 10 pm. Two youths who came on a two-wheeler approached her on the pretext of handing over a file to her husband. Unsuspecting, the woman came out of the compound only to be robbed. She lost the chain weighing 46 grams.

In another incident, that occurred on Thursday, a woman also a senior citizen was robbed of her gold chain weighing 40 grams. The victim identified as Narmada is an employee of Mysore Race Club (MRC). She was alighting from the auto in front of her house in Saraswatipuram when two youths made away with the valuable.

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