Goldsmith held for fabricating story of robbery

Goldsmith held for fabricating story of robbery

A goldsmith, who had complained to the police that on two occasions he was 'looted' by miscreants, admitted before the police that the stories were concocted by him to get himself out of debt. The police arrested him on Monday.

According to City Police Commissioner T R Suresh, Harish Achari, a goldsmith who runs a jewellery shop at Carstreet, had complained to Mangaluru South police that two bike-borne miscreants fled with 54 gram gold ornaments worth Rs 1,35,000 after throwing chilli powder at him while he was on his way to a jeweller at Mahakalipadpu on March 21.

Harish filed another complaint to Ullal police on March 22 that thieves decamped with gold worth Rs 1 lakh from his house at Kanakamugeru in Kinya.

During the investigation, police realised that both the thefts were concocted by Harish himself.

During the investigation, he revealed that he had thrown chilli powder himself to make the story sound real.
According to the police,
Harish had suffered losses in the business and was debt-ridden.

 Threat call

An entrepreneur from Mangaluru has received a threat call from a person identifying himself as underworld don Kali Yogish. The caller has demanded hafta of Rs 50 lakh. Dr Arun Kumar, a partner in Bharath Agrovet Industries, has stated that he has been receiving the call from March 17 to 23 from the underworld fugitive who placed a demand of Rs 50 lakh. The entrepreneur stated that he has also received abusive messages.

A case has been registered in Kankanady Town Police Station.