Charge sheet filed against woman who 'cheated' 150 people

Charge sheet filed against woman who 'cheated' 150 people

'Posing as SC lawyer, she had duped a city advocate'

Charge sheet filed against woman who 'cheated' 150 people

The Pulikeshinagar police on Friday filed a charge sheet against Kushbu Sharma, 27, who is said to have conned at least 150 people in various parts of the country and has had several run-ins with the police.

Kushbu, a native of Jaipur in Rajasthan and a school dropout, used to pose as a Supreme Court lawyer, an IAS officer, CEO of a well-known software firm, a top celebrity and at times as daughter of a politician to cheat her victims.

The police filed the 306-page charge sheet in the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court-I. The charge sheet contains statements of more than 35 witnesses, bank account details and e-mails. The charge sheet says she had also threatened some industrialists by making false accusations of rape against them and duped them. She had also stolen valuables from houses and offices. There are over 150 criminal cases against her, according to the charge sheet.

The Pulakeshinagar police had arrested Kushbu in November last for cheating city-based advocate Sanketh Yenagi. Kushbu met Sanketh and introduced herself as a lawyer practising in the Supreme Court and expressed her wish to join his firm.

After learning that Sanketh was looking for a bigger office space, Kushbu offered to help him get an office on rent in UB City. She had told Sanketh that her father was a retired IAS officer and owned a share in UB City. Sanketh entered into an agreement with her and fixed the rent based on the percentage of profit he would earn from his work. They completed the formalities and Sanketh paid her Rs 1.35 lakh.

A few days later, Sanketh went to meet his associate in the court and asked Kushbu who accompanied him to wait in his car. When he returned after sometime, he found her missing with his coat which had a wallet containing Rs 25,000, an iPhone and, a suitcase with documents. He tried calling her but her mobile phone was switched off.

He went home and while surfing the internet, he checked on her and discovered that she was a career con woman. She was residing in a paying guest accommodation in Indiranagar here and had told the PG owner she was a lawyer, the police said.
DH News Service