Conman in CCB net

The Central Crime Branch officers have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly duping several people to the tune of Rs 60 lakh, posing himself as a KAS officer with the revenue department. The suspect, C N Shekhar, is a resident of I Block, Jayanagar, who discontinued studies after failing in the II PU exam.

Fake BDA title deeds, acquisition letters, a fake letter from a former chief minister transferring him from Shimoga to Bangalore Zilla Panchayat as chief executive officer, besides duplicate transfer letters of 20 KAS officers and an SUV have been recovered from him.

He cheated several people using fake documents in the last four years, police said.

A native of Kolar, he came to Bangalore many years ago. Inspired by a few con movies, an unemployed Shekhar took to cheating people. He married a graduate from Doddaballapur around three years ago, claiming to an officer by showing her fake letters and identity cards.

His wife and her family members, till recently, were under the impression that he was a KAS officer, as Shekhar would go out in a car and return only in the evening. He has a one-year-old son, police said.

Grew suspicious

Recently, he collected money from Nataraj, a resident of Jayanagar, promising him a site. After some time, Nataraj grew suspicious and lodged a complaint with the police.

The case was later transferred to the CCB. Shekhar had collected nearly Rs 60 lakh from various people promising them BDA sites.

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