Seat cheats con a couple

Seat cheats con a couple

Seat cheats con a couple

Four youths managed to dupe a couple to the tune of Rs 8.5 lakh by promising to get their relative an engineering seat in M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) under NRI quota. The miscreants even managed to produce a fake admission receipt to cheat the couple.

According to the complaint filed with the Cubbon Park police by Akanksha Kulakshetra, the suspects have been identified as Rajiv Kumar Singh, Sailesh Singh, Niranjan Bharati and Sanjay Mishra.

According to Akanksha, her brother Dikshith Shwetham wanted a seat in Electronics and Telecommunication branch in MSRIT. Akanksha’s husband Rajvardhan managed to get
Rajiv’s contact number (97390 74097) through Prajwal, a friend.

Rajvardhan reportedly contacted Rajiv on September 7 and was asked to pay an advance amount of Rs 1.5 lakh by DD. Next day, Rajiv went to Rajvardhan’s JP Nagar resident and collected the demand draft along with some documents pertaining to the admission. Rajiv had also promised them to settle the admission process under NRI quota. Later, Rajiv managed to convince him that he would get him a seat under management quota.

On September 21, Rajiv asked Rajvardhan to meet him near Church Street along with the original documents of Dikshith and the final amount of Rs 8.5 lakh. After collecting the documents and cash, Rajiv had handed over the admission receipt to Rajvardhan.

The couple realised the cheating when they found out that the admission receipt was in favour of Biotechnology branch instead of Electronic and Telecommunication. Later, through the college management, they also found out that Rajiv had only paid the advance amount of Rs 1.5 lakh to the college. Also, the admission receipt given by Rajiv turned out to be fake. Cubbon Park police are looking into the matter.

Robbery on wheels

The City Railway police have arrested three persons and recovered cash, jewellery and lethal weapons from them.

The suspects, who are alleged to have operated as a gang, were identified as Mallika (21),  Malashree (27) and Prakash (25). Quarter Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, who is leader of the gang is still at large.

The suspects would rob train passengers on their way home after arriving at their destinations.  The accused reportedly confessed to the police they had planned to eliminate their rival Painter Raghu, who is in the prison, over an old rivalry. The police have launched a search operation to nab Kumar, added the police.